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Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what work the (a) Energy Markets Unit, (b) Energy Development Unit, (c) Renewable Energy and Innovation Unit and (d) Cleaner Fossil Fuels Unit (i) has undertaken and (ii) plans to undertake. (255119)

These teams—formerly as part of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and now in the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)—contribute to delivering the Government’s policy goals of reliable supplies of energy, lower carbon emissions, competitive energy prices, fewer people in fuel poverty and effective management of the coal health and nuclear liabilities from the past.

The teams have been subject to some restructuring as part of the creation of DECC. The detail of their forward work plans is subject to the Department’s current business planning for future years and to the further development of DECC’s overarching strategy to address energy and climate change challenges.