- Life after the cabinet reshuffle for energy policy
- How might the merger of DECC with BIS affect the government's approach to the UK's energy policy?
- With the focus of energy policy seemingly moving back towards industry, do you think the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will be a more fit-for-purpose body to achieve the UK's energy strategy?
- Where does the re-shuffle leave the UK's renewable obligations?
- Does the scrapping of DECC hint at a downgrading of climate change issues within the government's priorities?
Environment analysis: The post-Brexit government reshuffle and the amalgamation of the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) with the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), is a sign that energy and climate are slipping down the agenda, says Justin Butt, associate in the renewable energy team at Stephens Scown, but may also help address significant infrastructure challenges.
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