Amber Rudd appointed UK Energy Secretary

Amber Rudd will replace Ed Davey as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change as part of Prime Minister David Cameron’s reshuffle of the new Tory Government, reports Edie.net.

The Hastings and Rye MP, who held onto her seat in Parliament in last week’s General Election, has been promoted from her previous position as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Rudd, who previously worked as George Osborne’s parliamentary aide, leads DECC at a crucial time for UK energy policy on both a domestic and international scale.

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Salix extends deadline for funding energy-saving upgrades in Special Schools

Energys is encouraging community and foundation Special Schools to take advantage of a deadline extension on Salix funding applications for energy-efficient upgrades. The original deadline was 20th March 2015, but Salix is still accepting applications until all the funding has been allocated.

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