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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 269698, tabled on 26 June 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff in his Department are working primarily on (a) fossil fuels, (b) renewables, (c) energy efficiency and (d) nuclear energy.

Answered on

3 July 2019

The Department currently employs the following numbers of staff working primarily in these areas:

Upstream oil and gas policy

23.3 FTE

Downstream oil resilience

18.5 FTE

Gas policy, including security of gas supply and the future of the gas market

14.1 FTE

Coal policy, including closure of unabated coal-fired generation by 2025, emissions limits for fossil-fuelled generation technologies, and the emissions performance standard

4.5 FTE

Liabilities from the former nationalised coal industry

8.4 FTE

The Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning, based in Aberdeen

92.6 FTE

Renewable energy

107 FTE

Energy efficiency

115 FTE

Nuclear energy

205.4 FTE

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy