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The APPG is launching an Inquiry: The role of hydrogen in powering industry

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Another stimulating APPG session yesterday following in the wake of last week's Hydrogen Hub support announced by BEIS.

The APPG is launching an Inquiry into: The role of hydrogen in powering industry

The APPG’s inquiry will explore the role and potential of hydrogen in powering industry and the policies required to accelerate hydrogen’s potential, unlocking the wider hydrogen economy, providing high skilled jobs across the UK and supporting the Government’s net-zero targets. (see below)

 

APPG on Hydrogen
Inquiry Launch 
The role of hydrogen in powering industry


The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hydrogen has today (Tuesday 23 March 2021) launched an inquiry into the role of hydrogen in powering industry.
 
The APPG’s inquiry will explore the role and potential of hydrogen in powering industry and the policies required to accelerate hydrogen’s potential, unlocking the wider hydrogen economy, providing high skilled jobs across the UK and supporting the Government’s net-zero targets.
 
The APPG’s call for evidence will also look at what steps need to be taken to ensure that hydrogen is part of the solution to a greener future.
 
The APPG is inviting written submissions to inform this inquiry. Submissions should be a maximum of two pages and submitted via 
appghydrogen@connectpa.co.uk. It should focus on but not be limited to:

  • The role and potential of hydrogen across different UK industry sectors including but not limited to heating, chemicals, oil and gas and carbon capture and storage.
  • What UK industry sectors can particularly benefit from hydrogen
  • Issues around hydrogen production, transmission, distribution and storage
  • How hydrogen can help the UK meet its net-zero target
  • Hydrogen’s potential to support and create high-skilled jobs in the UK
  • What opportunities are there to accelerate hydrogen activity in the UK
  • How to achieve an economic and timely transition to hydrogen that retains and promotes UK industry
  • The policies required to unlock the UK hydrogen economy

The APPG is also requesting case studies, statistics and any practical examples of research or studies undertaken on how hydrogen will contribute to industrial decarbonisation, as well as how hydrogen will benefit jobs, skills, the economy and the wider net-zero landscape.
 
The deadline for written submissions is Tuesday 20 April at 17:00.
 

 

The accompanying APPG session itself reviewed some of the hydrogen hub announcements from last week, the proposal for pipeline joining the bubs and the role of the gas grid in providing energy storage for the electricity grid as the two become increasingly intertwined.

There was a useful overview of the situation in the East of England with the potential integration of the nuclear and wind industries in that region.

EDF’s contribution - with traction gaining in the East of England.

 

 

The UK energy sector is an interesting place to be.

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