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New DECC Ministers following reshuffle

13 Sep 2012

DECC has announced the new Ministerial portfolios following on from last week’s reshuffle. John Hayes MP is the new Minister of State for Energy. Baroness Verma is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DECC.

Ministerial responsibilities are outlined in full below:

Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State

Leading on:

  • DECC strategy and budgets
  • Electricity market reform
  • Carbon price
  • Annual Energy Statement
  • Energy security
  • National Security Council
  • DECC delivery landscape
  • Devolved Administrations
  • Carbon Plan
  • 2050 Pathways
  • Renewable energy strategy

Rt Hon Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State

MoS supports the Secretary of State on:

  • The Green Deal
  • Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO)
  • Energy demand reduction (including its contribution to EMR)
  • Public sector energy efficiency, including greening DECC
  • Green jobs and skills, SMEs and growth
  • Promoting the interests of energy consumers
  • Fuel Poverty, Warm Home Discount and Warm Front
  • National and international climate change
  • National carbon markets and EU ETS (including Energy Intensive Industries)
  • Climate science
  • Carbon budgets
  • Carbon reduction commitment
  • Green Investment Bank
  • Heat, including the Renewable Heat Incentive
  • Decentralised/community energy and small scale renewables (inc cooperative / local ownership and business rates)
  • FITs
  • Energy innovation, including marine energy (wave and tidal) and geothermal
  • Planning reform and consents

John Hayes MP, Minister of State

MoS supports the Secretary of State on:

  • Energy Bill
  • Supports the SoS on EMR
  • Security of supply
  • International energy
  • CCS, gas and coal policy
  • Nuclear policy
  • Renewable energy deployment
  • Grid policy including smart grids and network of recharging points
  • Oil and Gas exploration, licensing and revenues
  • Offshore environment and decommissioning
  • Regulation and competition in the energy sector (incl. nuclear)
  • Waste and decommissioning policy for new nuclear
  • Resilience and emergency preparedness
  • Energy Council
  • Coal Authority
  • Lean regulation

Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Baroness Verma supports the Secretary of State on:

  • Departmental performance and delivery
  • Efficiency
  • Managing liabilities, including coal health and the Concessionary Fuel Scheme
  • Departmental business in the Lords
  • Transparency
  • Managing the nuclear legacy, including NDA performance and delivery (supported by the Shareholder Executive) and policy on plutonium and MOX
  • Geological Disposal Facility (GDF)
  • Civil nuclear security, including responsibility for the Civil Nuclear Constabulary
  • Smart meters
  • Nuclear safety and regulation
  • Nuclear non-proliferation
  • Supports Greg Barker on Green Deal and fuel poverty