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Energy networks respond to the Net Zero Strategy publication

19 October 2021

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 editor

Energy networks response to Heat and Buildings Strategy publication

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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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