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Energy networks comment ahead of the Climate Ambition Summit

11 December 2020

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 editor

Read more about the Climate Action Summit 2020.

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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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