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Energy networks respond to the Net Zero Strategy publication

19 October 2021

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Joshua Atkins

Head of Communications

Energy Networks Association

+44 (0)7436 142086

[email protected]

ENA press office

+44 (0)7792 220 974
[email protected]

The government has published its Net Zero Strategy setting out its ambitions and policies for action in the coming years. Beyond the Heat and Buildings Strategy there are commitments to hydrogen villages, carbon capture and storage, new nuclear and tighter targets for the decarbonisation of transport. 

David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks, said: 

"The Prime Minister has made it clear that customer choice is a central component of the Net Zero Strategy. The variety of technologies being developed and deployed for heat, transport, buildings and industry provides this exact choice.

"With regulation to support strategic, early investment, our energy networks will unlock Net Zero by connecting these technologies and making sure the right infrastructure is in the right place at the right time."

Notes to editors

Energy networks response to Heat and Buildings Strategy publication

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.

Learn more about how the energy networks operate and who we represent.

Press contacts

Joshua Atkins

Head of Communications

Energy Networks Association

+44 (0)7436 142086

[email protected]

ENA press office

+44 (0)7792 220 974
[email protected]