The Global Warming Policy Forum welcomes the decision by the new Government to abolish the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Both the GWPF and its chairman, Lord Lawson, have been calling for this much-needed rationalisation for several years.
As the new government under Theresa May focuses on the much more important issues of economic growth, international competitiveness and leaving the European Union, the decision will provide vital savings. It is hoped that the abolition of DECC will also encourage a new emphasis on cost-effective policy-making.
“Moving energy policy to the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy should give ministers a fresh impetus to ensure that the costs for consumers and businesses are driven down, not pushed further up,” said GWPF director Dr Benny Peiser.
The newspaper The Independent” calls this a “…plain stupid’ and ‘deeply worrying’ move“, see below:
The decision to abolish the Department…