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UK energy networks' reaction to Sixth Carbon Budget

09 December 2020

The Climate Change Committee has published the Sixth Carbon Budget, its first route map for a fully decarbonised nation.


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

“The Sixth Carbon Budget makes clear not only the scale of the task we face but also the opportunities that a green economic recovery can bring. Hydrogen and heat pumps will play a vital role in providing the public with net zero heating options, while energising a hydrogen economy will help to slash emissions from industry creating jobs and continuing the UK’s leadership in green innovation.

“Providing Ofgem enables a supportive policy framework the energy network companies will attract the necessary investment delivering the public with the smarter, net zero emissions energy system they need at the least cost possible.”

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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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