Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry into Hydrogen


The Hydrogen Taskforce welcomes the opportunity to submit evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into Hydrogen. It is the Taskforce’s view that:

  • Due to its various applications, hydrogen is critical for the UK to reach net zero by 2050;
  • The UK holds world-class advantages in hydrogen production, distribution and application; and
  • Other economies are moving ahead in the development of this sector and the UK must respond.
The Taskforce has defined a set of policy recommendations for Government, which are designed to ensure that hydrogen can scale to meet the future demands of a net zero energy system:
  • Development of a cross departmental UK Hydrogen Strategy within UK Government;
  • Commit £1bn of capex funding over the next spending review period to hydrogen production, storage and distribution projects;
  • Develop a financial support scheme for the production of hydrogen in blending, industry, power and transport;
  • Amend Gas Safety Management Regulations (GSMR) to enable hydrogen blending and take the next steps towards 100% hydrogen heating through supporting public trials and mandating 100% hydrogen-ready boilers by 2025; and
  • Commit to the support of 100 Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS) by 2025 to support the roll-out of hydrogen transport.

You can download the whole document from the Hydrogen Taskforce website here 

Related subjects: Policy & Socio-Economics
Countries: United Kingdom

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