Department of Energy and Climate Change
We face unprecedented challenges to our environment, our economy, and the future security of our energy supplies and the decisions we make now will affect the planet and our way of life for generations to come. DECC exists to tackle these challenges.
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5 November 2009 - Press release - DECC signs up to 10:10 campaign. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has today reaffirmed its pledge to cut its own carbon emissions by signing up to the 10:10 campaign. The Department will now cut emissions by 10% in 2010 on top of an existing commitment to reduce emissions by 10% in the financial year 2009/10.
October 2009 Press release: £6million is available from today to fund exploration for natural energy under the ground. Deep geothermal is a renewable energy that uses the natural heat from deep underground to produce non-intermittent electricity and heat at the surface.
The Energy Act 2008 was given Royal Assent on 26 November 2008. The Act implements the legislative aspects of the 2007 Energy White Paper: meeting the energy challenge.