Ministerial role

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change


The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for the business of the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and its policies. These include:

  • overall strategy on energy, consumer and climate change policy
  • international climate change negotiations
  • energy bills and the Competition and Markets Authority investigation
  • key decisions on major programmes and new policy in DECC

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. The Rt Hon Edward Davey

    • 2012 to 2015
  3. The Rt Hon Chris Huhne

    • 2010 to 2012


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  1. Opportunities identified for oil and gas sector workforce

    • Press release
  2. Amber Rudd speech to the Business & Climate Summit

    • Speech
  3. Amber Rudd statement on the death of Sir David MacKay

    • News story
  4. Electric shock of Brexit could see UK energy costs rocket by half a billion pounds

    • Press release
  5. Amber Rudd’s speech on the energy benefits of staying in the EU

    • Speech
  6. Biggest ever investigation into energy market builds on what government is doing to keep bills down

    • News story
  7. UK government confirms £250 million City Deal for Aberdeen

    • Press release
  8. Changes to renewables subsidies

    • Press release
  9. World agrees historic global climate deal

    • News story
  10. UK joins new international clean energy initiative

    • News story