Yesterday, the UK government announced the creation of a new government entity: the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Led by Ed Miliband (seen here), this new bureaucratic arm will pick up responsibilities previously covered by the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs and the Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
What will be the job of this DECC? In an article by RenewableEnergyWorld, Philip Wolfe – the director general of the UK’s Renewable Energy Association – gave a few examples. He hopes that it will push measures for renewable heat, among other things. But the main goal of the organization, he said, was to tackle bureaucratic barriers that often bring unnecessary delays to renewable projects.
Some might be skeptical about solving bureaucratic problems by… creating new bureaucracies. By creating this department, however, the UK is making a statement: energy is a top-priority issue that requires national attention.
Image via decc.gov.uk
written by Sabine Wilmsmeier, October 10, 2008
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