The ENA Blog

Welcome to the new ENA blog.

We want you to engage in these discussions with us so please share your comments and observations on the topics here.

Through this Blog we are looking to share some of the policy areas being debated and encourage you to be part of the discussions.

By representing both the electricity and gas networks we are withough prejudice to the type of energy. Our members serve one purpose - to keep our lights on, our homes warm and delivering this vital service to the businesses and industries of our economies in the most safe, reliable and affordable way.

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Scotland to legislate against metal theft

Firm resistance to metal theft will continue over the next 12 months as the Scottish Parliament has set out plans to legislate against thieves and dodgy scrap metal dealers as part of its programme for the next Parliament.

ENA celebrates Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

At last we can truly say the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013. The legislation we have campaigned to achieve for so long received Royal Assent on 28 February.

ENA celebrates as new laws will deal firm blow to metal thieves

It was perhaps appropriate that on the day the Scrap Metal Dealers Bill passed its final Parliamentary (if only formal) hurdle that ENA were chairing a conference of local government officials on the issue.

Lords cast off unwanted metal theft amendments

It has been a long road since ENA first advocated the desperate need for a full revision of the scrap metal law. But late last week we saw the fruition of that campaign with the passing of the Scrap Metal Dealers Bill. For years we have been plagued with vicious and deadly attacks on our infrastructure – sometimes up to 20 incidents a day. And for what?

The twelve issues this Christmas

As ever this year has been an eventful one for energy. As we look back over the past few Christmases we see how it has gone up the agenda and exploded into the public’s consciousness. For ENA that has meant ensuring that the vital role that networks play is not lost in the great debate. That has always been our role.