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UK energy networks' reaction to Sixth Carbon Budget

09 December 2020

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Peter Kocen

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ENA Press Office

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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.”

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)7792 220 974

peter.kocen@energynetworks.org

ENA Press Office

press@energynetworks.org