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Jacob Rees-Mogg

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The Guardian view on Tory environment chaos

The latest schism to open up in Liz Truss’s cabinet is less surprising than it might have been, had divisions over tax and welfare policies not already emerged. But the decision by the business secretary, Jacob Rees-Mogg, to oppose her publicly over solar energy plans is still a dramatic one that leaves her looking even weaker and more exposed. Having previously stressed his support for fracking, and oil and gas drilling in the North Sea, Mr Rees-Mogg used an article in the Guardian to deny that he opposes green energy. While Ms Truss wants to restrict new solar installations on farmland, Mr Rees-Mogg’s deregulatory fervour extends beyond fossil fuels to renewables as well.

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  • Tabitha Kimani

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    Liz Truss and her cabinet cannot be trusted.

  • Dawn Stephens

    87 w

    They are both appalling! He is all for continuing drilling for oil, for reopening coal & for fracking, all of these as is she. She does not want to see wind farms! He may or may not, who really knows! They are both awful & delusional! They are both destroying our country & environment! We have to look for ways to stop oil! To stop coal and to only use renewables. She has just chose. To punish renewable energy companies by getting them to pay a windfall tax whilst not getting fossil fuel companies to do the same! So for me I don’t agree with either of them. They both are determined to make money out of coal, oil and destruction!

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