Department of Energy and Climate Change

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Agency overview
Headquarters3 Whitehall Place
Minister responsible
  • Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) works to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promote international action to mitigate climate change.

Ministers[change | change source]

Minister Portfolio
Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change Overall responsibility for the business and policies of the Department of Energy & Climate Change
Minister for Climate Change
  • Green Deal
  • Energy efficiency and energy demand reduction
  • Promoting the interests of energy consumers
  • Managing fuel poverty
  • National and international climate change
  • Carbon budgets
  • Renewable Heat Incentive
  • Feed-in tariffs
  • Planning reform and consents
  • Green Investment Bank
  • Green jobs and skills
  • Climate science
Minister for Energy
  • Energy Bill
  • Supports the SoS on EMR
  • Security of supply
  • International energy
  • CCS, gas and coal policy
  • Nuclear policy
  • Renewable energy deployment
  • Grid policy including smart grids and network of recharging points
  • Oil and gas exploration, licensing and revenues
  • Offshore environment and decommissioning
  • Regulation and competition in the energy sector (including nuclear)
  • Waste and decommissioning policy for new nuclear
  • Resilience and emergency preparedness
  • Energy Council
  • Coal Authority