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UK's first Citizens' Assembly delivers climate recommendations

10 September 2020

The final report from Climate Assembly UK supports a ban on sales of new gas boilers and new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2030-2035 to help Britain meet its legal goal to cut emissions to “net zero” by mid-century.


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

“85% of homes are connected to the gas grid. We want to green that gas and convert our network to hydrogen and biomethane. Government can supercharge this by mandating all new gas boilers to be hydrogen-ready by 2025.”

Notes to editor

Read the Climate Assembly's report

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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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