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

18 February 2020

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 editor

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 us

Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing the energy networks. Our members include every major electricity network operator in the UK. The electricity networks are at the heart of the energy transition. They directly employ more than 26,000 people in the UK, including 1,500 apprentices. They are spending and investing £33bn in our electricity grids over the coming years, to ensure safe, reliable and secure energy supplies for the millions of homes and businesses reliant on power every day.

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