Ed Davey MP was announced as the new Energy Secretary earlier by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, following Chris Huhne’s resignation. The former BIS minister is expected the hit the ground running by environmental groups who are urging him to carry on former Secretary Chris Huhne’s legacy.
John Sauven, a Director at Greenpeace said: “Ed Davey walks in to his new role with an in-tray full of policies that require urgent action – from reform of the energy market that needs to protect consumers and the environment instead of the big six energy suppliers through to making sure that the UK sustains its international leadership on climate change.
“Given his strong track record in parliament in voting for tougher climate change laws and stricter pollution controls for power stations we are optimistic that he will be a robust and passionate advocate for the green agenda in cabinet.”
After serving as Chief of Staff to party leader Menzies Campbell, and Chair of Campaigns and Communications for the Liberal Democrats, Davey was the party’s foreign affairs spokesman after Nick Clegg was elected party leader in 2007. Following the 2010 election Davey was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at BIS.