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Energy networks respond to Climate Change Committee's report on climate risk

16 June 2021

The Climate Change Committee has published an Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk in which they have identified eight priority climate risk areas. 

 

Ross Easton, Director of External Affairs at Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK’s energy network operators said:

“The energy networks are central to unlocking Net Zero in Great Britain. Our networks provide the backbone needed for more electric vehicles, heat pumps, hydrogen and renewables. We’re working with Ofgem to ensure our energy system is ready and resilient and that doesn’t just mean building more. It’s about using infrastructure and new technology in better, smarter ways to unlock benefits for consumers, businesses and society.”

Notes to editor

Find out more from the Climate Change Committee.

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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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