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Amber Rudd statement on the death of Sir David MacKay

A statement from the Secretary of State on the death of DECC's former Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir David MacKay.

Amber Rudd

“David was the model of a scientist in government; challenging, insightful and with the ability to explain the most complex subjects in a clear way.

His legacy, including the 2050 calculator now emulated across the world and his brilliant book on sustainable energy, was deservedly recognised by a knighthood earlier this year. His ideas and arguments will continue to influence how we deal with climate change.”

Sir David MacKay
Sir David MacKay, 1967-2016
Published 15 April 2016