So the rumours were well founded. Gone is DECC so the lambasting of it by the Shadow Energy secretary proves fruitless.
What will this mean? Well a bit like with Brexit we won't really know until a few months from now but certainly the renewables industry will have fresh concerns with Greg Clark heading up the new Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Whether we should read anything into Energy being second behind Business is a moot point. However, let's not forget it was in November 2015, in his capacity of Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, that Greg Clark called in the decision making power in the appeal against the Lancashire County Council's decision regarding a shale gas fracking application made by Cuadrilla Resources. It went against his policy of decentralization but not against his views of how we should generate energy.
It would be too hasty to hit the panic mode button but certainly as an industry we should be aware of his previous loyalties and views.
The government has axed the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) in a major departmental shake-up.The brief will be folded into an expanded Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under Greg Clark.Ed Miliband, the former energy and climate secretary under Labour, called the move "plain stupid".It comes at a time when campaigners are urging the government to ratify the Paris climate change deal.In his statement, Mr Clark appeared keen to calm concerns about the priority given to tackling global warming.