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Energy networks comment on Prime Minister's green investment announcement

21 July 2020

The Prime Minister is announcing almost £350 million being made available to help cut emissions from heavy industry, construction and transport.


David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association, which is the voice of the UK’s energy networks, said:

“The Prime Minister’s commitment is a boost for new technologies and infrastructure and will help keep the UK in pole position in the international hydrogen race. Hydrogen supports decarbonisation of the whole energy system including zero carbon transport alongside electric vehicles. Moving from natural gas to hydrogen will kickstart the decarbonisation of heavy industry, creating jobs and helping gas go green.”

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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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