New energy posts in UK Cabinet reshuffle

Former Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has replaced Greg Clark as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), in new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s UK Cabinet reshuffle.

In addition, Energy Minister Claire Perry has relinquished her role and has been named President of the UK's COP26 climate talks, which are due to take place in 2020. Kwasi Kwarteng will take up the post of Energy Minister.

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