What we do

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) works to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promote international action to mitigate climate change.

DECC is a ministerial department, supported by 8 agencies and public bodies.

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We work on these topics

  1. Energy

    Oil and gas reserves are declining but the UK must have safe, secure and future-proof supplies of energy that are available to all. Through international relations and supporting the energy industry, the government will ensure a continuous supply of energy for the UK. Read more

  2. Climate change

    The government is working at home and abroad to adapt to the effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by investing in low-carbon energy sources, improving fuel standards in cars and increasing energy efficiency wherever possible. Read more

  3. UK economy

    All parts of the economy are growing - but the government still has a huge amount to do through continuing to create jobs and supporting businesses to grow. The government is also making sure that the recovery is a recovery for all and this means creating a more educated workforce and taking measures to help with the cost of living. Find progress updates on this page. Read more

Our policies

  1. Encouraging businesses to manage their impact on the environment

    How the government is helping businesses to manage resources more efficiently and reduce their impact on the environment.

  2. Helping households to cut their energy bills

    How we're helping households to save on their energy bills and supporting people in fuel poverty.

  3. Supporting international action on climate change

    How we’re working with other countries to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

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Our ministers

Our management

Contact DECC

Office address and general enquiries

3 Whitehall Place


Aberdeen office

Atholl House
86-88 Guild Street

AB11 6AR

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of Information requests

Information Rights Unit
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
5th Floor, Victoria 3
1 Victoria Street


High profile groups within DECC

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