Her Majesty the Queen has just delivered her Government’s legislative programme in the Queen’s Speech 2021.
David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses, said:
“With the eyes of the world on the UK at COP26 now is the time to translate Net Zero ambition into tangible climate action. We know for certain that strategic investment can power an economic recovery from Coronavirus. To this end, Ofgem must now have a Net Zero mandate at its heart to attract long-term investment, support jobs and green growth across the country while delivering the low cost, low carbon energy system the public need.”
Notes to editors
The full Queen’s Speech briefing notes can be read here.
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.