Energy networks target net zero with new campaign

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has launched a campaign, setting out the role investment through energy grid operators can play in achieving the UK’s 2050 net zero target.

Securing A Green Future, unveiled on 7 November, is aiming to set out how the UK can build on investment from network companies in the country’s gas and electricity grids to reach net zero as quickly as possible. It is also planning to set out why proposals for state ownership will put the 2050 net zero goal at risk.

The campaign will also make a series of key arguments, including that the investment the UK needs to hit net zero must be delivered in a way that provides access to clean, affordable and reliable energy for all, while also managing risk efficiently, improving the performance of infrastructure and driving value for money. It added that the investment should also be accountable to the public. Elsewhere, the campaign will argue that investment should focus on using innovation to take an approach that is as local as it is national, ensuring that all in society are able to benefit from a just transition.

The campaign was noted as having the backing of all of Britain’s energy network companies.