Commenting on the announcement that the UK Government has committed to a 2050 ‘Net Zero’ carbon emissions target, David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association, says:
“We warmly welcome today’s announcement. Given the time that we have available it is vital that the Government and the regulator act now to get the right policies in place to turn the 2050 target into a reality. The time for waiting is over.
“We need to invest to innovate and to deliver the right infrastructure at the lowest possible cost to the public. That will mean more renewable energy projects, more electric vehicle charging points and a decarbonised gas grid, for which hydrogen is an absolute necessity. Public support for Net Zero is key, and so we must have the tools to deliver for them.”