New Energy Secretary Ed Davey: 'I want a green economy'


Ed Davey is to become the new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, the government has formally announced.

The former Liberal Democrat Business Minister steps into the role following the resignation of Chris Huhne earlier today.

Mr Davey praised Mr Huhne's work and said: "I'm determined to work to follow on Chris's priorities, the Liberal Democrats' priorities, the coalition government's priorities and make them my priorities.

"I want us to have a green economy with lots of green jobs to grow our economy," he added.

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