STA welcomes COP26 announcement
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has welcomed the news that Alok Sharma is set to take on the COP26 Presidency full-time, and the decision to promote Kwasi Kwarteng to Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
STA Chief Executive Chris Hewett said: “This news highlights the Government’s recognition of the major opportunity that COP26 presents for the UK to lead the charge on global climate change efforts. We wish Mr Alok Sharma the best of luck and offer our support in making this a success.
“We have developed a good working relationship with Mr Kwasi Kwarteng during his time as Energy Minister, and we look forward to continuing this to maximise the UK’s solar energy potential over the coming years. We congratulate him on his appointment.”
The STA also extends a warm welcome to Anne Marie Trevelyn, who replaces Kwasi Kwarteng as Energy Minister.