Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Climate Change


The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change assists the Secretary of State in various aspects of energy and climate change policy.

Responsibilities include:

  • heat, including Renewable Heat Incentive
  • smart meters
  • energy efficiency and fuel poverty
  • climate science and innovation
  • planning
  • transparency
  • support to the Secretary of State on international climate change

Previous holders of this role

  1. Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth

    • 2015 to 2016


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  1. "The Paris Agreement proves that the transition to a climate-neutral and climate-resilient world is happening."

    • Speech
  2. Lord Bourne's speech on Investing in Green Innovation

    • Speech
  3. Getting smart with your energy

    • News story
  4. Lord Bourne’s speech at the Energy Management Exhibition

    • Speech
  5. Lord Bourne’s speech on the government’s vision for Smart Metering

    • Speech
  6. Lord Bourne’s speech on the global climate change deal

    • Speech
  7. Best deal for bill payers and investors as subsidies for onshore wind end

    • News story
  8. New gas power station approved in Lincolnshire

    • News story
  9. Planning decision for Navitus Bay offshore wind park

    • News story
  10. Lord Bourne toasts Wales’ tourism and hospitality success with award winning Welsh beer

    • Press release