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The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is a British government department created on 3 October 2008 by Prime Minister Gordon Brown to take over some of the functions of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (energy) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (climate change). It is led by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, currently the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, the first to hold this position.

The Department released a major White Paper in July 2009 that sets out its purpose and plans. [1]


Current Ministers

As of 9 June 2009: [2]

The Permanent Under-Secretary of State is Moira Wallace.[3]


Shadow Secretaries

The Conservative Party's Shadow Secretary of State is Greg Clark MP.[4] The Liberal Democrat spokesman is Simon Hughes MP.[5]

See also


  1. ^ See The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan, The Stationary Office, 2009-07-15. Retrieved on August 4, 2009.
  2. ^ Ministerial Team at
  3. ^ DECC Senior Team
  4. ^ House of Commons Information Office (8 September 2009). "Her Majesty's Official Opposition". UK Parliament. Retrieved 25 November 2009.  
  5. ^ House of Commons Information Office (13 July 2009). "Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet and Parliamentary Team". UK Parliament. Retrieved 25 November 2009.  

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