Statement from new Energy Minister
- Department of Energy & Climate Change and The Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP
- Part of:
- Energy demand reduction in industry, business and the public sector, Household energy, Energy industry and infrastructure licensing and regulation, Low carbon technologies, UK energy security, and Greenhouse gas emissions
- 5 September 2012
- Delivered on:
- (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered)
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Statement from John Hayes MP on his first day as Energy Minister
On his first day as Energy Minister, John Hayes MP said:
“I am proud to answer the Prime Minister’s call to assume the role of Energy Minister at such a crucial time both for our energy security and for tackling climate change.
“We face a major challenge to keep the lights on in the most cost-effective way. In achieving this, we must not be over-reliant on any one technology, but build a balanced low carbon mix and make the best use of Britain’s domestic energy resources and skilled workforce.
“I am keen to get on and work with businesses to secure the investment we need over the coming decade. And I look forward to working with Parliamentary colleagues to put the Coalition’s forthcoming Energy Bill into law.”
Published: 5 September 2012