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ENA responds to UK government's £90 million drive to reduce carbon emissions

18 February 2020

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The government has today announced households and businesses will benefit from £90 million to cut carbon emissions in industry and homes, including funding for Europe’s first hydrogen plants which could generate enough clean energy to heat over 200,000 homes.

Responding to the news, David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association which represents electricity and gas network companies, said:

“This is a win for sustainability and demonstrates that gas, as well as electricity, must be part of the road to achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Gas network companies are already world-leading when it comes to innovating and readying our infrastructure to deliver hydrogen to consumers. We need to build on and develop this expertise further to ensure the UK remains at the forefront.”

Notes to editors

ENA's Gas Decarbonisation Pathways Project is a major industry initiative to build on the work that the networks have been undertaking to build a low cost, low carbon network and develop new technologies that make the most of biogas, bioSNG, hydrogen and smart hybrid heating systems.

About Energy Networks Association

We’re the industry body for the energy networks. Our members own and operate the wires and pipes which carry electricity and gas into your community, supporting our economy. The wires and pipes are the arteries of our economy, delivering energy to over 30 million homes and businesses across the UK and Ireland. To do this safely and reliably, the businesses which run the networks employ 45,000 people and have spent and invested over £60 billion in the last eight years.

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Press contacts

ENA press office

+44 (0)7792 220 974
[email protected]