Who we are
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was created in October 2008, to bring together:
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.
DECC Business Plan
DECC has published its Departmental Business Plan, which sets out a vision for the work of the Department and aims to provide greater transparency to the public about our performance. Every month, DECC reports on progress against actions and milestones in the Structural Reform Plan, Section C of the Business Plan. These monthly updates are also on our Business Plan page.
Our Senior Team
DECC's Permanent Secretary is Moira Wallace. Her biographical details, and those of our Directors General, are available on the Corporate Governance page.
The structure of DECC, incorporating all Senior Civil Service posts, is set out in the organogram below: