Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change is not just a question of recovery from recession... The real challenge is to build a different kind of economy. One that cuts our carbon emissions to tackle climate change and which makes our energy secure in a volatile world.

In this challenge lies a tremendous opportunity. By putting in place the right incentives for low-carbon growth, we can help create the investment, exports and jobs we need to bring back economic prosperity.

Chris Huhne speech to UK Energy Summit 24 June 2010

About the People

Before serving as Secretary of State for Energy & Climate, Chris Huhne's roles included Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and then most recently, Shadow Home Secretary. Before entering politics, Chris was a financial and economic journalist for nineteen years at the Guardian, Independent and the Economist. He also founded one of the City’s largest teams of economists advising pension funds on overseas investments.

Responsibilities as Secretary of State for Energy & Climate

  • DECC strategy and budgets
  • Energy market reform
  • Carbon price
  • Annual Energy Statement
  • Energy Security
  • National Security White Paper
  • DECC Delivery Landscape
  • Devolved Administrations
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