Aldersgate Group welcomes Amber Rudd's appointment as DECC Secretary of State

11th May 2015

The Aldersgate Group welcomed today the appointment of Amber Rudd MP as the new Secretary of State for the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC).

Building on her impressive business background, Ms Rudd was previously an effective minister at DECC for the final year of the Coalition Government where she championed the role of innovation in building the UK's low carbon economy. 

Nick Molho, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group said: "Amber Rudd's appointment at DECC is an excellent choice. She is in an ideal position to keep on growing the UK's low carbon sector, one of the fastest growing areas of our economy with a turnover that is already twice that of the UK's auto-manufacturing industry". 

The Aldersgate Group, whose business members represent a wide range of economic sectors and a collective turnover in excess of £300bn, has urged the new government to recognise the importance of the UK’s environmental and low carbon goods sector as part of the UK’s continued economic recovery.

Nick Molho adds: "We look forward to working with Ms Rudd to ensure the UK secures the benefits of growth, employment, exports and environmental protection the low-carbon sector has to offer."