1900

Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry into Hydrogen

Abstract

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
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/policypaper1207
2020-06-01
2021-09-17
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/policypaper1207
Loading
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error