UKOOA calls for cabinet-level energy post

The UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) has recommended that UK Prime Minister Tony Blair appoint a secretary of state for energy.The recommendation came in UKOOA’s response to the government’s energy review. The UKOOA calls for:• The creation of an energy policy to recognize and reflect the fact that the UK will become increasingly dependent on oil and gas for its energy supply over 15-20 years.• The establishment of a separate department with responsibility to develop and provide leadership on energy policy.UKOOA argued that energy policy demands greater prominence in the UK government.The UK previously had a cabinet position for energy, but former Prime ...

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