The UK government has announced the creation of a Department of Energy and Climate Change. The move, which has for the first time forged an arm of government explicitly uniting climate and energy, has been welcomed by the renewables industry and the environmental movement.

"The industry believes that forming a department which tackles climate change and energy supply at the same time, is the right way forward if the UK is to deliver on the 2020 renewable energy targets." -- Adam Bruce, Chairman, BWEA