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UK energy policy steps into the unknown after cabinet reshuffle

The appointment of Andrea Leadsom as the UK’s new energy minister will not impress climate campaigners and may test the country’s future energy relationship with the EU The appointment of Andrea Leadsom as the UK’s new energy minister will not impress climate campaigners and may test the country’s future energy relationship with the EU.
By Andreas Walstad 25 July 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34433
Andrea Leadsom, the UK's new secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy. (PA)

The UK’s new prime minister, eurosceptic Conservative Boris Johnson, appointed Andrea Leadsom as new secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy on Wednesday. She replaces Greg Clark, who had held the post since 2016.

Leadsom previously served in the government of Johnson’s predecessor Theresa May as environment secretary and in the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government as minister of state for energy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change from 2015 to 2016.

Leadsom is seen as generally supportive of the oil and gas industry...