Charles Phillips

Deputy Director

Charles works on the Green Deal, looking at the delivery of energy efficiency measures in households. He has particular responsibility for the obligations that Government imposes on the major energy companies to deliver energy efficiency measures, through programmes such as the previous Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP), and the current Energy Company Obligation(ECO), worth around £1.3bn pa. Charles joined DECC on its creation in October 2008 from the then Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), where he was responsible for BERR’s interests in fuel poverty. Other recent posts within BERR included Company Law, where he was the Bill Team manager for what is now the Companies Act 2006, and Employment Relations, where he was responsible for the introduction of new family-friendly policies such as statutory paternity leave.

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