Department of Energy and Climate Change

Ministerial responsibilities at the department of energy and climate change

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The new ministerial responsibilities at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) were announced today:

Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

  • DECC strategy and budgets
  • Energy market reform
  • Carbon price
  • Annual Energy Statement
  • Energy Security
  • National Security White Paper
  • DECC Delivery Landscape
  • Devolved Administrations

Greg Barker MP, Minister of State for Climate Change

Supports the Secretary of State on:

  • Climate change
  • International climate change
  • Climate Science
  • Energy efficiency
  • The Green Deal
  • Public sector energy efficiency including greening DECC
  • Carbon reduction commitment
  • Climate Change Agreements
  • Fuel poverty
  • Social tariffs
  • Warm Front
  • Promoting interests of energy consumers
  • Green Economy, green jobs and skills
  • Green Investment Bank
  • Green ISAs
  • Decentralised energy and small scale renewables (inc cooperative/local ownership and business rates)
  • Energy innovation, including marine energy (wave and tidal)
  • Heat
  • Environment Council
  • National Carbon Markets & EU ETS
  • CERT and CESP

Charles Hendry MP, Minister of State for Energy

Supports the Secretary of State on:

  • Security of supply
  • Resilience and emergency preparedness
  • Renewable energy
  • CCS and coal policy
  • New nuclear
  • Grid policy including smart grids and network of recharging points
  • Smart meters
  • Gas policy
  • Oil and Gas exploration, licensing and revenues
  • Offshore environment and decommissioning
  • Planning reform and consents
  • Levies policy
  • Regulation and competition in the energy sector
  • Nuclear waste, decommissioning, NDA
  • Plutonium
  • Nuclear safety and security
  • Nuclear non-proliferation
  • International energy
  • International oil markets
  • Energy Council
  • Coal Authority

Lord Marland of Odstock, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Supports the Secretary of State on:

  • Departmental performance and delivery
  • Efficiency
  • Lean regulation
  • Departmental Carbon Budgets
  • Managing liabilities, including coal health and the Concessionary Fuel Scheme
  • Departmental business in the Lords

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