Department of Energy and Climate Change

former department of the UK Government

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) was a British government department. It was created to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promote international action to mitigate climate change.

Agency overview
Headquarters3 Whitehall Place
Minister responsible
  • Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change

Ministers change

Minister Portfolio
Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change Overall responsibility for the business and policies of the Department of Energy & Climate Change
Minister for Climate Change
  • Green Deal
  • Energy efficiency and energy demand reduction
  • Promoting the interests of energy consumers
  • Managing fuel poverty
  • National and international climate change
  • Carbon budgets
  • Renewable Heat Incentive
  • Feed-in tariffs
  • Planning reform and consents
  • Green Investment Bank
  • Green jobs and skills
  • Climate science
Minister for Energy
  • Energy Bill
  • Supports the SoS on EMR
  • Security of supply
  • International energy
  • CCS, gas and coal policy
  • Nuclear policy
  • Renewable energy deployment
  • Grid policy including smart grids and network of recharging points
  • Oil and gas exploration, licensing and revenues
  • Offshore environment and decommissioning
  • Regulation and competition in the energy sector (including nuclear)
  • Waste and decommissioning policy for new nuclear
  • Resilience and emergency preparedness
  • Energy Council
  • Coal Authority