Until recently, heat has been the policy elephant in the room and the focus on decarbonising electricity generation seemed to be the assumed trajectory for all energy, both its source and the type of demand. Thankfully, there is now a more diverse discussion taking place and it recognises more of the implications and consequences of the policy decisions we take.
The ENA BlogWelcome 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. Please check back here regularly for updates, tweet about it - you can follow and reference us as @EnergyNetworks - and most importantly, engage in the debate. If you have any suggestions or wish to start a discussion of your own here then please email [email protected]
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Jul 01, 2013
ENA along with the Gas Distribution Networks and National Grid participated in the meeting with senior DECC officials. Also present were key players in the area of gas policy. There were presentations from David Wagstaff, Head of Heat Strategy at DECC and from Marcus Stewart form National Grid, who chairs the ENA Gas Futures Group.
If you are an observer of energy policy over time things have a habit of repeating themselves. I suppose this is the same for any area of human endeavour but it seems ever more recurrent in our particular patch.
Gas could continue to have a vital role to play in heating people's homes way into the future according to a report published by ENA. The Report was prepared for ENA by Delta-ee. It has analysed the UK's housing stock in a detailed way looking at how the various heating technologies currently available could be effectively deployed.