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New Energy Secretary Rudd to make or break UK shale

The appointment of Amber Rudd as secretary of state for energy and climate change will be decisive for the future of the UK’s struggling shale industry The appointment of Amber Rudd as secretary of state for energy and climate change will be decisive for the future of the UK’s struggling shale industry.
By Annemarie Botzki 13 May 2015 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production 0 16103
Newly appointed Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd. (PA)

The appointment of Amber Rudd as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change under the new Conservative government marks a critical moment for UK shale developers.

Rudd’s appointment by Prime Minister David Cameron came as something of a surprise to many in the industry. Some have pointed to her green credentials as an unlikely fit for a cabinet member potentially tasked with cutting renewables subsidies and promoting fracking.

Lancashire County Council’s planning committee is due to decide on 30 June whether to give independent UK energy...