COP26: The pledges are ‘critical to achieving net zero’

We spoke with Randolph Brazier from ENA on the role networks have to play in the net zero transition and get his thoughts on whether the climate summit has been a success so far

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The pledges made at COP26 so far are “really good, I think they’re absolutely critical to achieving net zero but a lot of them are relatively high level.

“While they’re really important and that’s a really good starting point, we need to see the next level of detail and the implementation plans behind them to really drive towards [net zero].”

That’s the view of Randolph Brazier, Director of Innovation and Electricity Systems at Energy Networks Association (ENA) who spoke with future Net Zero live from the climate summit to give an insight into the role networks have to play in the net zero transition.

“You have to look at flexibility – how you can use energy smarter and wiser – and we also look at investment. You ultimately need to invest in the networks to ensure there’s enough capacity to deliver those low carbon technologies,” he said.

“It’s not a case of one or the other, you’ve got to use all of the tools at your disposal – so we look at all aspects of that at ENA and look at driving consistency and applying those tools across the country.”

Watch the full interview to learn more about what ENA is doing to combat climate change and the work they have done so far.