MP for Spelthorne. Business & Energy Secretary.

London, United Kingdom
Joined March 2016
We need £billions of private investment to accelerate nuclear, hydrogen, carbon capture and renewables. In the US last week, I made the case to a host of British and American investors looking to back our plan to generate more clean, affordable, home-grown power in the UK 🇬🇧
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Busy few days in Washington DC working to attract investment into Britain’s new nuclear power fleet, and to enhance our partnership with the US Government on energy security. 🇬🇧🇺🇸
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The floating offshore wind market is set to boom - I want more parts made in the UK. Today I’ve opened a new £160m fund to upgrade British ports so we can land those manufacturers. Great for clean, home-grown energy, but also for jobs and growth 🇬🇧 👉🏾 gov.uk/government/news/offsh…
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NEW - we’ve started formal discussions with @NDAgovuk to develop a new nuclear project at Trawsfynydd. To power Britain’s nuclear renaissance, we need to secure £billions of investment at decommissioned sites to create jobs and boost energy security. 👉🏾 gov.uk/government/news/joint…
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We have no stronger ally than the United States 🇬🇧🇺🇸 Working with @SecGranholm, we are going to strengthen our partnership on nuclear, renewables and critical minerals to ensure clean, secure and affordable energy for our two countries. Joint statement > gov.uk/government/publicatio…
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Fascinating meeting with @CFS_energy in #Boston about their plans for commercial fusion energy. We’re proud to partner with the US on fusion - backed with huge investment in R&D, our 20-year strategy, and upcoming regulatory reform in our Energy Bill. 👉🏾 gov.uk/government/publicatio…
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My letter to petrol retailers this evening following concerns the Chancellor’s 5p Fuel Duty cut is not being passed on in any visible or meaningful way. The Competition and Markets Authority is now engaged on this issue. 👇🏾
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Our plan is shaping up 1⃣ Nuclear Bill to save £30bn on each new station now law 2⃣ Finish off Hinkley, agree Sizewell C, back Rolls Royce SMRs 3⃣ £120m to entice developers and approve 8 reactors this decade 4⃣Speed things up via Great British Nuclear, our new delivery arm
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We need more nuclear! Today I'm launching our £120m Future Nuclear Fund to entice more developers to invest £billions in new power stations. More nuclear developers = greater competition = lower costs. After 30 years of delay, we're cracking on! 🇬🇧 🔗 gov.uk/government/news/fund-…
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Our new Energy Security Bill will: 🇬🇧 deliver cheaper, cleaner, home-grown power for greater energy independence 🇬🇧 grow the economy and create jobs by kickstarting Britain's hydrogen industry 🇬🇧 protect consumers from volatile gas prices by extending the Energy Price Cap
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Wandsworth Conservatives have an exemplary record - 44 years delivering quality public services at the UK’s lowest rate of council tax. Out in Balham tonight making the case for local Conservative candidates @danielrhamilton, @LynseyHedges and @AzharforBalham 💪🏽
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Our professional services exports are extraordinarily valuable to many countries, which is exactly why we’re locking Russia out. 👉🏾 gov.uk/government/news/russi…
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More mobile generators heading to Ukraine 🇺🇦 The UK is donating 570 generators to ensure hospitals, phone masts, shelters and water pumping stations can continue to operate in the face of continued Russian attack. @G_Galushchenko @ZelenskyyUa
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The North Sea is vital to our energy security, so I will launch another licensing round later this year. In return, I want oil and gas companies to reinvest their profits into the UK so we all feel the benefit - jobs, growth, new clean energy technology. I think that’s fair.
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Over the past decade, we’ve supported British industry with energy costs to the tune of £2billion to boost competitiveness. Today, I’m extending this scheme for a further 3 years - and we’re more than doubling the amount of compensation. 🔗 gov.uk/government/news/high-…
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The Subsidy Control Bill is now law! We’re using our Brexit freedoms to back new and emerging British industries - free from bureaucratic EU state aid laws. A new subsidy control system designed by the UK, for the UK.
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Nuclear and renewables are cheaper than burning gas. Our Energy Security Strategy sets out a long-term plan to generate more cheap, clean power in Britain - for Britain. The more cheap, clean power we generate at home, the less exposed we'll be to expensive gas prices.
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Today, our £240m Hydrogen Fund opens for business, backing the development of hydrogen as the clean superfuel of the future, produced right here in the UK. Interested businesses can apply for support here 👉🏾 web-eur.cvent.com/event/00bc…
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Happy St George’s Day! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
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Wishing a happy 96th birthday to Her Majesty The Queen in her Platinum Jubilee year. Thank you for your decades of service to our country and across the Commonwealth.
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