Commenting on the publication of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC)’s response to the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, Energy Networks Association (ENA) CEO David Smith says:
“We strongly welcome the recognition that the CCC gives to the continued role for gas networks in the decarbonisation of our economy, and their enduring role in home heating to 2030 and beyond. Through investment under the RIIO price control system, carbon reduction and CCS projects across the country, our gas networks are at the very forefront of finding new and innovative ways to decarbonise heat and transport.
“Given our power, heat, transport and waste sectors are all interdependent, so must be the solutions to their decarbonisation. What is important now is that the Government takes the opportunity to develop a Whole System Approach to utilising our gas and electricity networks working together to fill the gaps in policy that the CCC has highlighted.”