UK Government Department of Energy and Climate Change
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was created in October 2008, to bring together:
* energy policy (previously with BERR, which is now BIS - the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), and
* climate change mitigation policy (previously with Defra - the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Climate change is not only a massive threat to the global environment, it is also perhaps the greatest economic challenge facing us in the twenty-first century. It demands an urgent and radical response across the developed and developing world.
At the same time, the UK needs to secure clean, safe, affordable energy to heat and power our homes and businesses. Creating a low carbon and resource efficient world means making major structural changes to the way we work and live, including how we source, manage and use our energy.
DECC exists to take the lead in tackling these challenges, and reflects the fact that climate change and energy policies are inextricably linked – two thirds of our emissions come from the energy we use. Decisions in one field cannot be made without considering the impacts in the other.
Stewart Robinson -
Energy Resources Consultant
Stewart Robinson was formerly head of IT for oil and gas at UK government department of energy
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