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Energy networks comment ahead of Prime Minister's infrastructure speech

29 June 2020

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Joshua Atkins

Head of Public Affairs

Energy Networks Association

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ENA press office

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The Prime Minister is expected to make a keynote speech in the West Midlands tomorrow (Tuesday) in which he will set out the government’s plans to support the UK economy as the country comes out of lockdown.

Ahead of the Prime Minister’s speech, David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association said:

“Jobs, skills and infrastructure are core to the UK’s green recovery. The networks are ready to support this growth with shovel-ready projects across the length and breadth of the country, projects which will themselves provide the backbone to our country’s net zero future. Building ahead of need so that electric vehicles can be rolled out at pace, gas can be greened and industry can be decarbonised, creating the green collar jobs that will keep the UK at the front of the fight against climate change.”

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.

Learn more about how the energy networks operate and who we represent.

Press contacts

Joshua Atkins

Head of Public Affairs

Energy Networks Association

+44 (0)7436 142086

[email protected]

ENA press office

+44 (0)7792 220 974
[email protected]