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Theresa May names surprising new minister for environment

The energy minister has been re-elected and onshore wind could still play a role in the UK. However, the future is plagued by major uncertainty after an unanticipated setback which puts climate skeptics in a key position.

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The new British government is slowly forming. In the wake of Thursday's election, where the Conservative party lost its independent majority in the parliament, the negotiations are still ongoing with Northern Ireland's DUP which is expected to become a support party with its 10 members of parliament. But Monday morning saw clarity in terms of Theresa May's energy and climate policy.

Greg Clark has been re-elected as minister in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial strategy. He has held this position since the ministry was established last July as an offshoot of the British energy and climate change ministry.

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