Ministerial role

Minister of State for Climate Change

Responsibilities

Since July 2014 this role is covered by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Climate Change.

The Minister of State for Climate Change supports the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change on issues and policies related to climate change. These include:

  • 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

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Gregory Barker MP

    • 2010 to 2014

Policies

  1. Helping households to cut their energy bills

    • 26 March 2015
  2. Reducing demand for energy from industry, businesses and the public sector

    • 5 March 2015
  3. Supporting international action on climate change

    • 8 November 2013
  4. Increasing the use of low-carbon technologies

    • 24 October 2013
  5. Reducing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050

    • 13 June 2013

Announcements

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  1. Commercial rooftop solar

    • 1 July 2014
    • Speech
  2. Making Contracts for Difference work for solar

    • 25 June 2014
    • Speech
  3. Greg Barker on Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation in Great Britain monthly and quarterly figures

    • 19 June 2014
    • News story
  4. Renewable Energy Awards

    • 13 June 2014
    • Speech
  5. Statement by Gregory Barker: Fuel poverty annual report and statistics

    • 12 June 2014
    • News story
  6. UK renewables infrastructure investor day

    • 22 May 2014
    • Speech
  7. Ministerial correction

    • 12 May 2014
    • Statement to Parliament
  8. New scheme offers cash incentive to households using renewable heating systems in their homes

    • 9 April 2014
    • News story
  9. The UK’s rooftops to become power stations

    • 4 April 2014
    • Press release
  10. Support for Local Authorities to keep homes warm and lower energy bills

    • 2 April 2014
    • News story