Boris Johnson's new Energy Ministers

Alok Sharma

Alok Sharma

Alok Sharma replaces Andrea Leadsom in Boris Johnson's new Government reshuffle as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

He will also oversee COP26, the UN climate change summit being hosted by the UK in November 2020.

The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy which brings together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation and energy. This includes:

  • developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the government¡¯s relationship with business
  • ensuring that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean
  • ensuring the UK remains at the leading edge of science, research and innovation
  • tackling climate change
Kwasi Kwarteng

Kwasi Kwarteng

Kwasi Kwarteng has been appointed Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth.

His responsibilities include:

  • carbon budgets
  • green finance
  • energy efficiency and heat, including fuel poverty
  • low carbon generation
  • energy retail markets
  • oil and gas, including shale gas
  • security of supply
  • electricity and gas wholesale markets and networks
  • international energy
  • EU energy and climate
  • energy security, including resilience and emergency planning


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