DECC cull criticised

Theresa May’s decision to scrap the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been criticised by the FMB as “alarming” as it “signals that improving the energy efficiency of our existing buildings has been pushed ever-further down the list of Government priorities.”

Brian Berry, FMB chief executive said:

“Three years ago Cameron told his officials to ‘cut the green crap’ and May has taken this further still. This means that there will be no Cabinet-level Minister championing climate change issues at the highest level of Government, which is bound to result in less emphasis and less action.”

He added:

“Andrea Leadsom’s appointment as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs provides little solace when you consider that she has regularly voted against measures to tackle climate change in the past. Sidelining green policies would be to sacrifice their numerous economic benefits.”