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Energy networks response to government's six-month update on 10 point plan for climate action

18 May 2021

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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.”

Notes to editor

Read the #NetworksTenPointPlan.

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).

Press contacts for journalists

Peter Kocen

Senior Press and Public Affairs Manager

+44 (0)7792 220 974

peter.kocen@energynetworks.org

ENA Press Office

press@energynetworks.org