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.”
About Energy Networks Association
Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing the electricity wires, gas pipes and energy system in the UK and Ireland.
ENA helps its members meet the challenge of delivering electricity and gas to communities across the UK and Ireland safely, sustainably and reliably.
Its members include every major electricity and gas network operator in the UK and Ireland, independent operators, National Grid ESO which operates the electricity system in Great Britain and National Gas which operates the gas system in Great Britain. Its affiliate membership also includes companies with an interest in energy, including Heathrow Airport and Network Rail.
What are energy network operators?
Energy network operators manage and maintain the wires, pipes and other infrastructure which delivers electricity and gas to your home, business and community. They are private companies which are regulated by Ofgem and employ around 40,000 people in Great Britain.