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Energy networks respond to PM's renewed climate change commitment

23 September 2020

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Peter Kocen

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The Prime Minister will renew his commitment to tackling climate change at a UN summit to be held tomorrow. ENA responds.

The Prime Minister is reportedly to say "the UK will lead by example, keeping the environment on the global agenda and serving as a launch pad for a global green industrial revolution".

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

“We welcome the Prime Minister's renewed commitment to tackling climate change. The energy networks provide the backbone of decarbonisation and the shift to net-zero emissions. Our networks have already helped turn the UK into a superpower of renewable energy and a world leader in smart grids and the shift to hydrogen. But we need to go further and faster and this push must be supported by regulation that allows us to tackle climate change and do so at least cost to customers.”

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.

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Press contacts

Peter Kocen

Senior Press and Public Affairs Manager

+44 (0)7792 220 974

[email protected]

ENA press office

+44 (0)7792 220 974
[email protected]