Principles not politics must guide Energy Bill through

For immediate release – Thursday 29 November 2012

Commenting on the publishing of the Energy Bill today, David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association (ENA), said:

"The Energy Bill is long awaited and the certainty it must deliver has been in demand from the energy industry, manufacturers and investors for too long. Now that we have reached this stage we hope that principles rather than politics will aid rather than hinder its progress.

"If we are to ensure a sensible and achievable low carbon transition it will require certainty for the energy mix that encourages global investment and enables the effective delivery of smarter networks technologies.

"We are pleased to see it will provide for a greater alignment of government policy and Ofgem's priorities as the framework for delivering an affordable and sustainable low carbon energy future will be vital."

ENDS

Notes to editors

ENA represents the ‘wires and pipes’ transmission and distribution network operators for gas and electricity in the UK and Ireland.

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