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Energy networks comment on the EU's hydrogen strategy

08 July 2020


The EU has published its hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe.

David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association said:

“Creating a hydrogen economy is vital to hit our climate targets and drive forward green, economic growth. We support progress across the EU but it’s vital that it’s matched by action from the UK government. We need to build on our world-leading expertise and develop our own strategy, otherwise we risk being left behind in the international hydrogen race. A UK strategy will help to maintain our global leadership position as well as delivering long-term benefits to homes and businesses across the country.”

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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.

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