MP for Welwyn Hatfield and former Home Secretary, Grant Shapps, has been named Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy in Rishi Sunak's cabinet.
A Government decision to award £175 million in public subsidies to support diesel power will mean family energy bills go up, Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has admitted.
Energy Secretary Amber Rudd failed to address the plight of the offshore industry in her main speech to the Tory party conference.
UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has been urged to meet green energy developers in Scotland after the Westminster Government scrapped a subsidies scheme for onshore wind farms. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has already branded the move “wrong-headed, perverse and downright outrageous“, while Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing claims it is “irrational“ and “deeply regrettable“.
The state-owned British National Oil Corporation (BNOC) planned to take control of BP's North Sea assets in the 1970s before the UK Government intervened.