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Energy networks respond to proposals to move climate levies from electricity to gas bills

30 September 2021

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It has been reported that Government is proposing to move climate levies, like the Feed in Tariff and Contract for Difference, from consumers' electricity bills to gas bills

In response to Government's proposals, a spokesperson from Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said:

“Ensuring a fair and equitable transition for all customers will be key to the successful decarbonisation of home heating. A one-size-fits all approach will not work across our diverse geographies and customer base, so they will need choice and access to a range of Net Zero compatible technologies including hydrogen boilers, district heating, hybrid heating systems, and heat pumps.

“This will require support from the private sector, taxpayers and billpayers and how that’s split is a decision for government but it’s essential that all Net Zero heating technologies are treated fairly. It is vital to ensure that customers are protected, so that no one ends up paying more and being inconvenienced by a product that may not work best for them”.

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)20 4599 7665

peter.kocen@energynetworks.org

ENA Press Office

press@energynetworks.org