The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has continued its silence over the likely publication of the Clean Growth Plan (CGP) as the traditional reshuffle of energy policy minsters claims Nick Hurd. Prior to the election Hurd claimed the CGP was “in a holding pattern” due to the short notice of the snap poll, but added that work was still underway to complete the government’s climate change approach. However, the former climate change minister will not get a chance to complete this body of work as it was announced last night that he had been moved to the Home Office to take up the post of minster for policing and fire service. Meanwhile, Claire Perry has been assigned to a position within BEIS, although a spokesperson told Solar Power Portal that it had not yet been confirmed if the MP for Devizes would take over the climate change brief. If Perry does take up the role left by Hurd, the appointment is not likely to attract support from climate change advocates as Perry voted against a number of measures designed to tackle the issue.
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