Amber Rudd has taken up a Ministerial role at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
Prime Minister David Cameron initially announced Ms Rudd as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Climate Change and later added she will be an Energy and Climate Change Minister as part of his Cabinet reshuffle.
According to DECC, she will take on Greg Barker’s responsibilities, which include the Green Deal, energy efficiency, the Green Investment Bank, fuel poverty, international climate change, Feed-in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive.
Yesterday Mr Barker announced he will be resigning and won’t stand up for re-election next year.
Ms Rudd, who was Chancellor George Osborne’s former Parliamentary Personal Secretary, will be joined by Matthew Hancock at DECC, who has taken over Michael Fallon’s role.
Energy Secretary Ed Davey welcomed them to the Department adding: “They join us as we are increasingly demonstrating the success of our policies to meet Britain’s energy and climate change challenge. I know their combined experience and abilities will be an enormous asset as we complete this Government’s work.”
Environment Minister Owen Paterson has been sacked and replaced by Liz Truss.