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Energy networks respond to government pledge for zero-emission HGVs by 2040

10 November 2021

Government has announced plans for all new road vehicles, including heavy goods vehicles, in the UK to be zero emission within the next twenty years.


Randolph Brazier, Director of Innovation and Electricity Systems at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said:

"Today at COP26's transport day the government's raft of announcements marks a visible change for the UK's roads. We remain laser-focussed on delivering the often invisible changes needed to enable this; a smarter, more robust power system and the green gases needed for heavier transport. However, we need deeper collaboration with government and local authorities along with early investment to prepare the ground for this seismic shift."

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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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