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UK's energy networks support Prime Minister's ambition to Build Back Greener

06 October 2020

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At his speech at the Conservative Party Conference today, the PM will confirm his support for offshore wind farms.

The Prime Minister is reportedly to say that "the UK Government has decided to become the world leader in low cost clean power generation... and we believe that in 10 years’ time offshore wind will be powering every home in the country."

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

“The UK’s energy networks are primed to help this country Build Back Greener. We’ve already helped the UK become a superpower of renewable energy, by enabling nearly 50GW of renewable electricity to connect to the grid. Nearly 80% of the increase in renewable capacity since last year has come from offshore wind. And we’re helping gas go green too by preparing our networks for the hydrogen revolution.

“With a supportive regulatory environment, we can and will Build Back Greener, supporting the UK’s economic recovery and setting us up to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.”

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.

Learn more about how the energy networks operate and who we represent.

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]