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UK’s energy networks support the Prime Minister’s call for climate action

11 November 2020

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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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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