Energy Security Strategy: Are the PM and Chancellor at loggerheads over the role of green energy?

Cecilia Keating
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Energy Security Strategy: Are the PM and Chancellor at loggerheads over the role of green energy?

Reports over the weekend suggest growng discord between Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson about the extent to which new nuclear and clean energy projects should feature in UK's response to soaring energy bills

As the Chancellor puts the finishing touches to this week's mini-Budget and Number 10 looks to finalise drafts of its Energy Security Strategy, speculation is mounting as to whether net zero policies will...

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