Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has made a statement in the House of Commons on the government's Ten Point Plan for climate action - six months on.
Responding to the statement, David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses, said:
“In the six months since the Prime Minister's 10 Point Plan for climate action was announced, the UK has already achieved important milestones in electric vehicles sales and renewable generation. The energy networks' 10 point plan has shown how we are at the heart of delivering Net Zero, providing the foundational infrastructure for low-carbon transport, power and heating. There’s not a moment to lose and we now need policy and regulation that allows long-term investment to take place, delivering the Net Zero future the public need.”
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Read the #NetworksTenPointPlan.
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.