Boost to green economy welcome but ignore energy networks and nothing will happen on delivery

22 April 2009

Energy Sector Budget Reaction

Boost to green economy welcome but ignore energy networks and nothing will happen on delivery

Today’s Budget announcements by the Chancellor on measures to make the rhetoric of a “green jobs revolution” a reality must not neglect the UK’s energy networks.

David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association (ENA) said: “ENA welcomes the moves in the Budget to support the development of the low-carbon economy. However, the Chancellor needs to ensure that he does not ignore the needs of the infrastructure crucial to delivering the nation’s future energy needs

“All the Government’s good intentions on creating a green boost to economy will amount to little more than smoke if it does not ensure that it is the ‘guiding mind’ for the future direction of the whole industry and provide leadership and strategic direction.”

ENDS