Cabinet reshuffle: Nick Hurd leaves BEIS team, Claire Perry joins in

Climate Change and Industry Minister Nick Hurd has been given a new role while Claire Perry joins the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) team. The news comes as Prime Minister Theresa May announced a fresh round of government appointments last night following her failure to win majority votes in the general election. Mrs May […]

‘Emissions Reduction Plan delays must end’

The UK Government has been challenged over the delayed publication of its emissions reduction plan. Activist law firm ClientEarth has written an open letter to Energy Minister Nick Hurd, calling for a confirmed timeframe for its release, which was originally due in 2016. The plan will set out the legally binding fourth and fifth carbon budgets. […]

Energy minister: UK will ratify Paris climate deal ‘as quickly as possible’

Energy and Climate Minister Nick Hurd has insisted the UK will ratify the COP21 climate deal “as quickly as possible”. Speaking at a climate change event in London yesterday, he said: “Please be under no illusion, we will ratify Paris and we will do it as quickly as possible. Of course Brexit changes so much. The […]

Nick Hurd is new Climate Change Minister

Nick Hurd has been confirmed as the new Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry. Theresa May has officially confirmed the Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP’s new ministerial position at the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Mr Hurd will take responsibility for issues such as carbon budgets, climate science, international climate […]