Ministerial role

Minister of State for Energy


The Minister of State for Energy supports the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) issues and policy related to energy. The portfolio is as follows:

  • Infrastucture Bill (DECC clauses)
  • Supports the Secretary of state on electricity market reform
  • security of supply
  • international energy
  • carbon capture and storage, 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

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

    2014 to 2015

  2. The Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon

    2013 to 2014

  3. The Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP

    2012 to 2013

  4. Charles Hendry

    2010 to 2012