Clive Lewis appointed as Shadow Business and Energy Secretary

Clive Lewis has been appointed as the new Shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary as part of Labour’s latest reshuffle. The Norwich South MP, who was the former Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, has taken over the role from Barry Gardiner. However Mr Gardiner will still have some responsibility for energy and climate […]

Blog: Energy needs a woman’s touch…

It’s like a game of cards. You play a round, someone wins. You shuffle the deck, play again. Then reshuffle. It’s what the British Government has been doing so far. Playing a couple of card games. We had a reshuffle in 2012 when John Hayes replaced Charles Hendry as Energy Minister. Fast forward a few […]

Amber Rudd pledges certainty for businesses in energy

  Newly appointed DECC Minister Amber Rudd has pledged to give businesses the certainty they need in the energy sector. She was part of Prime Minister David Cameron’s reshuffle earlier this year, which saw Ms Rudd take over Greg Barker’s role when he resigned. The MP for West Suffolk Matthew Hancock was also part of […]

Tories trying to “box me in” with new ministers says Davey

Energy Secretary Ed Davey reckons Tory bigwigs are trying to “box him in” with the two new ministers appointed in the reshuffle last week. The Lib Dem politician was speaking at an event on Saturday run by the Lib Dem Social Liberal Forum group in East London. In past reshuffles, the energy department has been […]

Amber Rudd joins DECC

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 […]

Liz Truss replaces Owen Paterson as Environment Secretary

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Energy department unscathed by reshuffle – but new faces at Defra

The Department of Energy and Climate Change escaped unscathed from Downing Street’s reshuffle yesterday. With the ever-changing line-up of ministers at DECC a common complaint in the energy sector, there will be sighs of relief to see the same team installed. Energy Secretary Ed Davey’s position was fairly secure as a Lib Dem in the […]

Tony Ward’s reaction to Charles Hendry’s departure

Tony Ward, Head of Power and Utilites at Ernst & Young, tells ELN his views on Charles Hendry’s shock departure as Energy Minister.

Industry mourns Hendry departure

DECC stalwart and Conservative MP Charles Hendry leaves “big shoes to fill” after he was replaced by John Hayes as Energy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Cabinet shake-up. The news was the sting in the tail of the reshuffle yesterday which initially seemed to leave the Department of Energy and Climate Change unscathed. David Smith, […]

Owen Paterson takes over as Environment Secretary

Owen Paterson will become Environment Secretary after the Prime Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle today. The former Northern Ireland Secretary and conservative MP  takes over from fellow Tory Caroline Spelman and will become responsible for a budget of more than £2billion at the Department of Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs. He voted moderately for policies to stop climate […]