Last edited 15 Jan 2015

Department for Energy and Climate Change

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The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) works to make sure there are clean, safe and affordable energy supplies in the UK. DECC is based in London and Aberdeen.

DECC’s responsibilities include:

  • Secure energy – ensuring UK homes and businesses have secure supplies of energy for heat, light, power and transport.
  • Act on climate changegovernment and international action is promoted within the department to alleviate the effects of climate change.
  • Affordability – delivering low carbon energy safely at the cheapest prices possible to consumers, taxpayers and the economy.
  • Fairness – making certain the benefits and costs of policies are distributed evenly in order to protect the poor and most vulnerable in society.
  • Competitiveness – addressing issues that occur within the energy industry.
  • Promoting growth – maximising the benefits to the UK economy, through job creation, industry expansion and investment. Making the most of existing gas and oil reserves and seizing opportunities that arise in the global green market.
  • Management – overseeing the UK’s energy legacy.

Their priorities include:

DECC work with eight main agencies and public bodies:

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