Energy networks comment ahead of the Climate Ambition Summit on 12 December which brings together world leaders to tackle climate change and deliver on the Paris Agreement, five years after it was adopted.
Ahead of tomorrow's Climate Ambition Summit, David Smith, Chief Executive at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said:
“This week we launched our Networks Ten Point Plan, aligning each step of the Prime Minister's recent commitment with work transmission and distribution companies are doing to enable its delivery. Our networks are the backbone of Net Zero, investing more than £100bn in the past thirty years and confirming plans for the next decade of delivery.
"The Climate Ambition Summit is an opportunity for the UK to continue to lead the way ahead of next year's vitally important COP-26 summit. The scale of ambition will require even greater investment on the road to Net Zero and, with the right regulatory and policy support, the energy networks stand ready to deliver."
Notes to editors
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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.