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Clark pledges clean energy upgrade for power system

Clark pledges clean energy upgrade for power system


Business and energy secretary Greg Clark has said the government will put clean energy “at the heart” of the UK’s industrial future. In a speech to the Conservative Party Conference on Monday 3 October, Clark said that the UK’s global leadership in combatting climate change had presented it with a “massive opportunity” to enjoy industrial success; however, he was critical of successive governments for having failed to replace ageing power stations, and said that the nation now required an “upgrade” in the resilience of its energy supplies. Speaking later, environment minister Andrea Leadsom said she had been proud to see the UK take a leading role in delivering the Paris climate agreement in December.

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