It has been reported Prime Minister Boris Johnson will this week announce a new climate target of reducing UK carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, compared to 1990 levels.
Such a move would create a 'world-leading position'.
David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses, said:
“The UK has been at the forefront of progressive climate change policy for decades and we welcome this ratcheting up of ambition. The UK’s energy networks are the backbone of supporting a Net Zero future. We’re already working at pace to deliver projects which lead us there and we’re ready to up the ante again. To do so will require the right regulatory environment – one which encourages innovation, flexibility and significant long-term investment.”
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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.
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