The prime minister’s adviser on climate change is quitting, Utility Week can exclusively reveal.
Ben Moxham, senior policy adviser on energy and the environment at Number 10, has become the latest in a line of key energy experts to leave government.
Moxham is understood to have become frustrated that climate change has slid down the government’s agenda.
Moxham’s exit is a blow to David Cameron and to his claims made shortly after the election in May 2010 – that the coalition would be “the greenest government ever”.
His exit from Number 10 comes as the departure of Ravi Gurumurthy from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) was officially confirmed.