In response to the Government’s decision to create a new Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, Energy UK’s CEO, Emma Pinchbeck said:
“Energy UK called for a dedicated Energy Department, because of the pivotal importance of energy for every home and every business in the country – and the UK economy – and because of the scale of work needed to achieve a secure low carbon energy system and to deliver affordable bills for customers.
“While this focused new Department is welcome, its significance depends on whether we now see the urgent progress we are calling for, right now, to help with the ongoing energy crisis and to make sure the UK maintains its market position as a leader in Net Zero investment and infrastructure.
“A secure, affordable energy system needs urgent action – from helping customers switch to low carbon heating and make their homes and businesses energy efficient, to tackling the affordability crisis as well as removing barriers resulting from the planning system and grid capacity. In a regulated market, industry and Government need to work together. We stand ready to do our share and to support with this massive job of work for the new Department.”