Going, going, gone—farewell to DECC

Going, going, gone—farewell to DECC

Environmental protection in the UK faces its second shocking blow in just over 3 weeks, as we learn that the department of energy and climate change (DECC) is to be abolished.

While many of us are still working hard to understand what the Brexit vote could mean for environmental protection in the UK, we must now also take on board the fact that we no longer have a government department dedicated to climate change policies.

Announcements made set out that DECC will be merged with a new department for business, energy and industrial strategy, but with climate change omitted from the title, this is clearly an indication of Teresa May’s priorities. Wi

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About the author:

Simone is an environmental law specialist and is head of LexisPSL Environment.

Simone moved to LexisNexis from Clyde & Co where she trained. Whilst at Clyde & Co Simone gained experience in contentious work, including large scale arbitrations, private claims and regulatory breaches, and a variety of non-contentious issues. Some of her experience includes the EU Emissions Trading System, the domestic Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, environmental due diligence, Energy Performance Certificates, permitting requirements and contaminated land.

Simone has written a number of articles, which have been published in various journals and is a trustee of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA).