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Energy UK responds to Government's announcement of new net-zero package

Following Government's announcement today of a new net-zero package, Enegy UK has issued the below statement. 

Lawrence Slade, Energy UK’s chief executive, said:

"Boosting electric vehicles and improving housing standards are positive steps forward but net-zero is a game-changer and with just 120 quarters until 2050 much more urgency is required if we are to seriously address what is one of the most critical issues of our age.

“We need to see action that will really shift the dial - including a Government-funded national energy efficiency programme and measures to tackle complex areas such as the decarbonisation of heat, which will be critical to achieving our climate targets.

“The power sector has been world-leading in reducing emissions and we have an opportunity to continue the UK's global leadership but we urgently need the policy framework to allow the required innovation and investment to flow.

"We are keen to lead further progress and look forward to hearing more from the Government on the net-zero agenda and working in partnership to deliver benefits for the environment, customers and the wider UK economy.”

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