"Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects." - Lester Pearson
Looks like the greenest guy won. Don't know if he'll be able to stop the cuts to new energy bodies, though.
It's not the fact that he was green that he won, however. Ed Milliband was backed by Labour's union roots, while MPs and regular party members backed David Milliband. Ed will act on what the unions see as their priority, not green issues, a sad fact.
You are right about the union support. Many unions support green initiatives but, more importantly, Ed Miliband should connect with the values of younger voters.
In all honesty, if you look at the crop of leaders in the UK, they're all in their early 40's. That's amazing to me. In Canada, all of ours are over 50, with 3 of out 4 over 60. Milliband should do well with younger voters, but the same could be said about Nick Clegg or even David Cameron.