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
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.