Written statement to Parliament

Machinery of government change: energy-using products policy

Policy responsibility for energy-using products will transfer from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Rt Hon David Cameron

This written ministerial statement confirms that policy responsibility for energy-using products will transfer from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, the UK’s interests in the IEA Implementing Agreement on Energy Efficient End-use Equipment (4E) and the Super-efficient Deployment Initiative (SEAD); the Ecodesign Directive (20091125/EC) and Energy Labelling Directive (2010/30/EU), and the UK regulations which transpose them (SI 2010/2617 and SI 2011/1524, both as amended), and associated market surveillance activities; and the UK’s role as project co-ordinator for the European Ecopliant project.

Published 3 March 2014