Familiar face returns to energy policy arena in Boris Johnson’s Britain

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Andrea Leadsom, here seen during her tenure as energy secretary, returns at a critical juncture for UK clean energy policies (Credit: UK government)

The UK solar industry will see a familiar face leading on UK energy policy after ex-energy minister Andrea Leadsom returned to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to succeed Greg Clark as energy secretary.

Leadsom served as energy minister for just over a year between May 2015 and July 2016 in David Cameron’s last government, before a failed bid to become Conservative Party leader in 2016.

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She then served as leader of the House of Commons under Theresa May.

Clark left the government yesterday afternoon as new Prime Minister Boris Johnson began to shape his new cabinet, removing 17 ministers in what constituted the most significant reshuffle from a serving government in decades.

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