Kwasi Kwarteng has been appointed Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in a mini-shuffle.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has committed to cutting the UK’s emissions by at least 68% by 2030.
A UK reduction in territorial emissions of at least 68% as part of its nationally determined contribution (NDC) has been recommended by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
The UK Government has again failed to publish the Energy White Paper, pushing back the deadline again.
Energy secretary Alok Sharma has said the energy white paper will “hopefully” be published this autumn.
The UK government has pulled together stakeholders from across the energy sector to discuss how to ensure the COVID-19 recovery is green.
The government is to conduct a green recovery roundtable as part of a wider series looking into the economic recovery of the UK.
The energy sector has welcomed the decision to postpone the UN climate conference COP26 until 2021 due to COVID-19.
The government is to announce a new auction for both onshore wind and solar power, following a four year block.