The appointments of Nick Hurd as Climate Change and Industry Minister and Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe as Energy and Intellectual Property Minister are being widely welcomed as extremely good news for the green economy. Hurd has been engaged with climate change and environmental policy for over a decade, familiarising himself with the complexities of the green economy and consistently advocating for ambitious climate action. He has Ministerial experience at the Department for Communities and International Development, served on the Environment Audit Select Committee and on the House Of Commons Climate Change Bill Committee and the Joint Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill, and sponsored the Sustainable Communities Act as a Private Members Bill. Outside of Parliament he is a supporter of the Conservative Environment Network and led work on climate change policy for the still influential Conservative Party Quality of Life Policy Group.
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