Cabinet reshuffle: Michael Gove appointed Environment Secretary

Michael Gove has returned to the front bench as Environment Secretary. He has taken over Andrea Leadsom’s role, who has now been appointed the new Leader of the House of Commons by Theresa May as part of the Cabinet reshuffle. It comes in the wake of losing her majority in the general election. Mrs May […]

UK energy department ‘should be broken up’

The UK Government should break up the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). That’s the view of Tony Lodge, Research Fellow at Centre for Policy Studies, who believes there is a “huge opportunity to separate electricity and other industry parts away from climate change and emissions”. He said the government should also accept the […]

Guest Blog: Dave Cockshott – Business as usual…but for how long?

For weeks the country has been braced for weeks of uncertainty following the general election, with the potential of hung parliaments, unstable coalitions, and the threat of a second election before the year ended.  The unexpected outcome of a majority Conservative government could mean far greater stability than most predicted: a continuation of policy rather […]

Lord Bourne joins DECC

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth has become the latest addition to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). DECC made the announcement on its twitter account. He joins newly appointed Energy Secretary Amber Rudd and Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom, who replaced Matt Hancock – now the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office. Lord Bourne […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – The new energy landscape

I’d be the first to regret the electoral demise of Ed Davey, who I felt had a great handle on the energy brief coming into the election. Having heard Ed speak several times, his grasp of the current energy issues was coherent and practical. Where he fell – and perhaps it was a national party […]

Liz Truss retains Defra role, new ministers named

Liz Truss has been re-appointed as Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). The Conservative MP for South West Norfolk was initially picked for the role last year when she replaced fellow Tory Owen Paterson. She will be leading work to improve the environment, promote the UK’s food and […]

UK appoints new Energy Minister

Andrea Leadsom is now the Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The MP for South Northamptonshire was appointed by Prime Minister David Cameron as he has been announcing the final roles in the cabinet following an unexpected election win last week. Mrs Leadsom served on the Treasury Select Committee […]

What does the Tory election win mean for energy?

  ELN Chief Reporter Priyanka Shrestha talks to former CEO of Energy UK Angela Knight about what a Conservative election win means for the energy industry.

Energy market reaction to Tory election win

  ELN Chief Reporter Priyanka Shrestha talks to Matt Osborne, Principal Risk Manager at Inenco about the effects of the Conservative election win on the energy market.

New role for former Energy Minister Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock has been announced as Minister for the Cabinet Office. He no longer holds his ministerial posts at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The Conservative MP for West Suffolk will now take forward the efficiency and civil service reform role at the […]