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Energy networks respond to Climate Change Committee's progress report

24 June 2021

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Peter Kocen

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ENA Press Office

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The Climate Change Committee has published a progress report in which it outlines its views on progress being made to deliver Net Zero emissions.

David Smith, Chief Executive at Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK’s energy network operators said:

“The energy networks are the foundation on which we’ll build Net Zero. Whether it’s electric vehicles, or heat pumps and hydrogen, the networks are already doing much of the heavy-lifting to deliver a smarter, more flexible energy system in a cost-effective way. Acting on the Climate Change Committee’s recommendations will help turn climate talk into climate action and, backed by regulation that allows strategic investment, we can unlock a more innovative, Net Zero future for customers across the UK.”

Notes to editors

Read more from the Climate Change Committee here.

About Energy Networks Association

Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing the companies which operate 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 Grid 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 45,000 people in the UK and Ireland. They are represented by their industry body, Energy Networks Association (that's us).

Energy supplier or network operator? Energy network operators are entirely separate to your energy supplier, which is the company that bills you for using electricity and gas. Energy suppliers and generators are represented by Energy UK.

Press contacts

Peter Kocen

Senior Press and Public Affairs Manager

+44 (0)7792 220 974

[email protected]

ENA Press Office

+44 (0)20 4599 7691
[email protected]