Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Climate Change

Responsibilities

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

  • Energy consumers
  • The Green Deal
  • Renewable Heat Incentive
  • Energy efficiency and energy demand reduction
  • Fuel poverty
  • Decentralised energy (solar, marine, anaerobic digestion)
  • Planning reform and consents
  • Green Investment Bank
  • Green jobs and skills
  • Carbon budgets
  • International climate change (including UNFCCC negotiations)
  • Climate science
  • Innovation

Before July 2014 this role was covered by the Minister of State for Climate Change.

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP

    • 2014 to 2015

Announcements

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  1. Department of Energy and Climate Change's settlement at the Spending Review 2015

    • Press release
  2. 'Clean energy is the energy of today, and tomorrow'

    • Speech
  3. Earth Hour 2015

    • News story
  4. Third release of popular Green Deal Home Improvement Fund fully allocated

    • Press release
  5. £70 million for home energy efficiency through the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund Release 3

    • Press release
  6. Switch to save - £2.7 billion up for grabs by switching energy supplier

    • Press release
  7. Keynote speech at Cleantech Innovate London showcase event

    • Speech
  8. GDHIF release 1 vouchers to be extended to 31 March 2015

    • News story
  9. Renters and landlords to enjoy warmer properties and cheaper bills

    • Press release
  10. Energy storage innovation showcase

    • Speech