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Ministerial responsibilities at the Department of Energy and Climate Change

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The new ministerial responsibilities at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) were announced today: Rt Hon The Rt Hon Chris Huhne…

The new ministerial responsibilities at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) were announced today:

Rt Hon The Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

  • DECC strategy and budgets
  • energy market reform
  • carbon price
  • Annual Energy Statement
  • energy security
  • National Security White Paper
  • DECC Delivery Landscape
  • devolved administrations

Greg Barker MP, Minister of State for Climate Change

Supports the Secretary of State on:

  • climate change
  • international climate change
  • climate Science
  • energy efficiency
  • the Green Deal
  • public sector energy efficiency including greening DECC
  • carbon reduction commitment
  • Climate Change Agreements
  • fuel poverty
  • social tariffs
  • Warm Front
  • promoting interests of energy consumers
  • green economy, green jobs and skills
  • Green Investment Bank
  • green ISAs
  • decentralised energy and small scale renewables (inc cooperative/local ownership and business rates)
  • energy innovation, including marine energy (wave and tidal)
  • heat
  • Environment Council
  • national carbon markets & EU ETS
  • CERT and CESP

Charles Hendry MP, Minister of State for Energy

Supports the Secretary of State on:

  • security of supply
  • resilience and emergency preparedness
  • Renewable energy
  • CCS and coal policy
  • new nuclear
  • grid policy including smart grids and network of recharging points
  • smart meters
  • gas policy
  • oil and gas exploration, licensing and revenues
  • offshore environment and decommissioning
  • planning reform and consents
  • levies policy
  • regulation and competition in the energy sector
  • nuclear waste, decommissioning, NDA
  • plutonium
  • nuclear safety and security
  • nuclear non-proliferation
  • international energy
  • international oil markets
  • Energy Council
  • Coal Authority

Lord Marland of Odstock, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Supports the Secretary of State on:

  • departmental performance and delivery
  • efficiency
  • lean regulation
  • departmental carbon budgets
  • managing liabilities, including coal health and the Concessionary Fuel Scheme
  • departmental business in the Lords