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.”
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Find out more from the Climate Change Committee.
About Energy Networks Association
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.