Energy networks comment on Chancellor's economic statement: UK parliament aerial

08 Jul 2020

Energy networks comment on Chancellor's economic statement

In his speech to the Chamber today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer set-out his “Plan For Jobs” with a goal of protecting and creating jobs across the country

David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association, said:

“Energy efficiency is the critical first step in decarbonising homes and heating. The Chancellor’s £2bn commitment takes a significant step towards a nation heated by decarbonised sources and we look forward to working with the Treasury on how to take the next steps in fully building the green infrastructure our net zero future needs.

"We have spoken before about the need for a green-collar workforce of the future and welcome both the Kickstart Scheme and new funding for apprenticeships in expanding the opportunities to do so. This new funding will grow the 1,200 apprentices that the energy networks already support across the country, directly supporting the training and reskilling of the staff needed to build-out the Prime Minister’s ‘New Deal’”

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