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Energy UK comments on the Budget

Responding to today’s Budget, Energy UK’s interim chief executive, Audrey Gallacher said:

“The Budget rightly addresses the current extraordinary circumstances but meeting the Net Zero target and tackling climate change over the coming years and decades also requires urgent action. 
“We welcome funding for Electric Vehicles infrastructure, developing Carbon Capture and Storage and supporting low carbon heating alternatives – but the forthcoming White Paper and National Infrastructure Strategy will need to show greater and wider ambition in order to go further and faster across all our efforts to reduce emissions. 
“In particular, we need to get started on a national programme to make our homes and businesses energy efficient and enable the increased investment in a variety of low carbon generation technologies that will be required to power our economy as we move towards the Net Zero target.”