The new business secretary has formally reinstated the moratorium on fracking in England.
The business secretary, Jacob Rees-Mogg, who announced a lifting for the fracking moratorium last month, has resigned, as the new prime minister began forming his cabinet.
Three campaign organisations have taken the first step in a legal challenge to the government’s lifting of the moratorium on fracking in England.
Graham Stuart, the MP representing the area of East Yorkshire around Rathlin Energy’s West Newton oil site, is the new climate minister.
As predicted, Jacob Rees-Mogg is the new business secretary. But he also extra responsibility for energy.
The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has avoided scrutiny by MPs on the UK phase out of fossil fuels.
The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has ordered a scientific review of the impact of fracking.
Government appeared to be considering a u-turn this afternoon on the order to Cuadrilla to plug and abandon its shale gas wells at Preston New Road near Blackpool.
Consumers will be better protected from fluctuating gas prices as wind and solar provide more energy, the business secretary said today.
The former energy minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, has been appointed business secretary. He replaces Alok Sharma, who moves to work fulltime as president of the COP26 climate conference in November.