As part of Theresa May’s new government, Greg Clark has been appointed Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Paul Barwell, CEO of the Solar Trade Association, commented:
“We’re pleased to welcome Greg Clark as the new Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and look forward to working constructively with him over the coming weeks and months to develop a clear industrial strategy and policy roadmap for the solar industry.”
On the merge of the Department of Energy and Climate Change with the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, Barwell continued:
It is a great shame that a department directly focused on the critical issues of energy and climate change is to close, but a joined up business, industrial strategy and energy approach could provide huge opportunities for solar in the UK, as can be seen in many countries across the world.”