Department of Energy and Climate Change


Department of Energy and Climate Change
United Kingdom
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Department of Energy and Climate Change.png
Agency overview
Formed 2008
Jurisdiction United Kingdom
Agency executive Chris Huhne MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Website
www.decc.gov.uk

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is a British government department created on 3 October 2008 by Prime Minister Gordon Brown to take over some of the functions of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (energy) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (climate change). It is led by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, currently the Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP.

The Department released a major White Paper in July 2009 that sets out its purpose and plans.[1]

Contents

Ministers

The DECC Ministers are as follows: [2]

Minister Rank Portfolio
The Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP Secretary of State Overall responsibility (includes energy security)
Gregory Barker MP Minister of State Climate change, fuel poverty and green economy
Charles Hendry MP Minister of State Oil and gas, nuclear and renewable energy
The Rt Hon The Lord Marland Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Performance and efficiency
Key Conservative
Liberal Democrat

From October 2008 to May 2010, the DECC Ministers were as follows:

Management

Devolution

The devolution of energy policy varies around the UK; most aspects in Great Britain are decided at Westminster. Key reserved and excepted energy matters (i.e. not devolved) are as follows:

Scotland [5]

Northern Ireland

Nuclear energy is excepted.[6]

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment is responsible for general energy policy.[7]

Wales

Under the Welsh devolution settlement, specific policy areas are transferred to the National Assembly for Wales rather than reserved to Westminster.

See also

Crystal energy.svg Energy portal

References

External links



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