Amber Rudd appointed UK Energy Secretary
Amber Rudd will replace Ed Davey as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change under the new Tory Government, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.
The Hastings and Rye MP, who held onto her seat in Parliament in last week’s General Election, has been promoted from her previous position as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
Rudd, who previously worked as George Osborne’s parliamentary aide, comes in at a crucial time for UK energy policy on both a domestic and international scale.
High on her ‘to do’ list will be sorting out the ongoing problems with UK energy efficiency policies – namely the Government’s Green Deal, Renewable Heat Incentive and Feed-in-Tariff schemes. Green groups are also pushing for answers concering the the new nuclear power plant, CCS funding and fracking.