The Climate Change Committee have published a landmark 600-page assessment of the government's achievements against climate goals and found that current programmes will not deliver Net Zero.
Ross Easton, Director of External Affairs at Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses, said:
Today’s announcement from the CCC is a clear sign that despite the progress made so far, there is a long way to go before we hit Net Zero and that the focus must remain on the long term. Network companies are a central pillar to enabling Net Zero but we will need sufficient certainty and ambition around investment to meet the scale of the challenge ahead.
About Energy Networks Association
Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing the electricity wires, gas pipes and energy system in the UK and Ireland.
ENA helps its members meet the challenge of delivering electricity and gas to communities across the UK and Ireland safely, sustainably and reliably.
Its members include every major electricity and gas network operator in the UK and Ireland, independent operators, National Grid ESO which operates the electricity system in Great Britain and National Grid Gas which operates the gas system in Great Britain. Its affiliate membership also includes companies with an interest in energy, including Heathrow Airport and Network Rail.
What are energy network operators?
Energy network operators manage and maintain the wires, pipes and other infrastructure which delivers electricity and gas to your home, business and community. They are private companies which are regulated by Ofgem and employ around 40,000 people in Great Britain.