Oil and gas reserves are declining but the UK must have safe, secure and future-proof supplies of energy that are available to all. Through international relations and supporting the energy industry, the government will ensure a continuous supply of energy for the UK.

Policies 8

  1. Greenhouse gas emissions

    We're moving the UK to a more efficient, low-carbon economy to meet our legally binding climate change targets.

  2. Low carbon technologies

    How renewable energy, new nuclear power stations and a carbon capture and storage industry, will promote growth, ensure the UK has a secure supply of energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  3. Radioactive and nuclear substances and waste

    How our policy planning controls and prevents the risks in using, storing and disposing of nuclear and radioactive substances and waste.

  4. UK energy security

    Our strategy for energy security sets out how we will make sure the UK’s energy system remains secure against upcoming challenges.

  5. Energy industry and infrastructure licensing and regulation

    How we regulate energy industries and infrastructure to protect the environment, maintain workplace safety and keep industries competitive.

See all 8 policies

Detailed guides

  1. Generating energy from waste, including anaerobic digestion

    How to comply with regulations for energy recovery and advanced conversion technologies. Read more

  2. DECC Local Authority Competition

    This competition aims to cut heating costs by installing measures like efficient boilers and insulation. Read more

  3. Electricity licence exemptions

    Electricity companies, under certain criteria, can be exempt from electricity generation, transmission, distribution or supply licences. Read more

  4. Calculating Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs)

    An explanation of how the number of ROCs issues to generators is determined. Read more

  5. Wave and tidal energy: part of the UK's energy mix

    An explanation of the energy-producing potential of wave and tidal stream energy in the UK. Read more