Anti-wind UK minister Hayes out

John Hayes was not a fan of onshore wind, and vice versa

John Hayes was not a fan of onshore wind, and vice versa

The UK Prime Minister has moved outspokenly anti-wind energy minister John Hayes out of his job.

Hayes – who made himself unpopular with the UK’s renewables sector almost as soon as he was appointed last September – will be replaced by fellow Conservative Michael Fallon at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Fallon is currently a minister in the UK’s Department of Business. He will retain his role in that department, but add Hayes' former portfolio to it, potentially providing a bridge between energy and industrial strategy, and a wider remit for the UK's low-carbon future.

Fallon's first task will be to get up to speed with Log in to read complete article.

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