Turkish army pension fund in exclusive talks to buy British Steel

The full transfer is expected to take place before the end of the year

Power cut: Government sets out scope of investigation

The Energy Emergencies Executive Committee will review the actions of National Grid and establish what happened to cause the outage and whether correct procedures were followed

Brexit: Businesses ‘excited’ about renewables, clean growth and EV opportunities

ScottishPower, INEOS and General Electric were among the companies that met with Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom for her first roundtable on the UK leaving the EU

Net zero: Andrea Leadsom urged to ‘act quickly’ on policies

The BEIS Committee has written to the minister to act on policies such as energy efficiency, electric vehicles and carbon capture, utilisation and storage

Andrea Leadsom replaces Greg Clark as Business and Energy Secretary

Former Energy Minister Claire Perry has been appointed as President of COP26, the next UN climate summit

Former Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom drops out of leadership race

She secured only 11 votes during the first round of voting from MPs, meaning she was eliminated from the running

UK Government intends to publish draft air quality plans in June

Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has insisted air quality is still a “top priority” for government and the draft plans will be published in June. Her comments come as the government was due to publish a draft air quality plan by 4pm yesterday but it submitted a last-minute request for an extension until after the general […]

‘UK must approve EU air laws’ say green groups

The UK’s Environment Secretary has been urged to vote in support of new industrial air pollution rules. As the government drafts its new air quality plans, a group of lawyers and environmental organisations have written an open letter urging Andrew Leadsom to vote ‘yes’ for a new EU legislation to limit the amount of toxic emissions factories and manufacturing sites are allowed to release. ClientEarth […]

UK Government to clamp down on litterbugs

The UK Government has unveiled a new strategy to reduce littering. Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom hopes the proposals for new enforcement, education and community engagement will reduce the annual burden of nearly £800 million in cleanup costs to the taxpayer. Under the National Litter Strategy, litterbugs could be hit with £150 fines, while vehicle owners could […]

Former Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom made Environment Secretary

Former Energy Minster Andrea Leadsom has been appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Ms Leadsom, who quit the race to become Prime Minister earlier this week, was given the new role following the appointment of new leader Theresa May and will replace Liz Truss who has been named new Justice Secretary. Her […]