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New direction for UK energy policy

Affordable, reliable energy is critical to our economy, to our national security, and to family budgets.  Our challenge is how to ensure energy remains the backbone of our economy while we transform to a low carbon system. We are doing …

Nuclear’s role in a changing energy landscape

Britain’s energy infrastructure is changing significantly – for the first time in a generation. It’s happening both to replace power stations that reach the end of their operating lives, and also to transition towards a low carbon economy.  We must …

Now is the time for the next generation of girls to help power the country

More and more women have been taking a place at the top table of businesses for years now, but why then do women still make up only 6% of the UK’s engineering workforce – the lowest percentage in Europe? This …

Energy, Climate Change and the Queen's Speech

Today’s Queen’s Speech sets out our early priorities for the new Parliament. DECC’s priorities are clear: keeping the lights on and powering the economy; keeping bills low for families and businesses and getting a climate deal in Paris this year. …