Alok Sharma is to take over as energy secretary and minister for COP26, after Andrea Leadsom was sacked this morning as part of a cabinet reshuffle.
Liam Stoker reflects on another turbulent week in British politics, one that actually saw some semblance of movement on the green agenda.
Secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Andrea Leadsom, spoke to the BEIS Committee on the 15 October, highlighting that the departments “number one priority” is meeting the UK's net zero goal.
The Conservative Party has pledged a suite of new policies comprising a ‘net zero package’ which it said would put “21st Century Conservativism” at the heart of the government’s green agenda.
Andrea Leadsom has returned to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to succeed Greg Clark as energy secretary.