DECC cuts off funding to carbon quangos

The Carbon Trust and Energy Saving Trust will not receive any more grants from the energy and climate department (DECC). It is as yet unclear how the bodies will cope with the £50m loss.

The energy and climate department (DECC) is stopping all grants to the Carbon Trust and Energy Saving Trust from April 2012.

The decision was announced on 19 May when DECC published the findings of a review of its relationship with various arms length bodies.

The news comes just three months after DECC slashed funding to the two carbon quangos prompting job losses (ENDS Report, February 2011).

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