The Prime Minister has said that there is “no time to waste” on tackling climate change and will outline action in areas such as cutting emissions from transport, electricity and buildings, and the use of hydrogen.
David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said:
“If we’re going to get to net zero emissions then the Prime Minister is absolutely right to promise ambitious action on electric vehicles, cutting emissions from homes and buildings, and investing in hydrogen. Making ambitious commitments and robust policy frameworks now can help create jobs, cut emissions and deliver the low carbon, low cost energy system the public need and want. The UK’s energy networks stand ready to help deliver this vision but we must overturn existing barriers and act now to turn the challenges around decarbonisation into new opportunities for the UK to lead the world.”
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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.