Skip to main content

Call for evidence

Technological Innovation and Climate Change: Hydrogen

  1. The Committee is inviting written submissions to inform its second session. These should focus on, but not be limited to: 
  • How effective has the Government’s investment in hydrogen projects such as the Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply competition, the UK Hydrogen Mobility Programme and Hy4Heat been in moving the sector towards becoming an integral part of a low-cost, low-carbon economy and boosting the productivity and competitiveness of the UK energy sector?  
  • What level of output can the sector deliver in the UK, and what Government support would be needed to achieve this? How does the potential for hydrogen differ by end-use?  
  • How realistic is industry’s claim of widespread applicability of hydrogen technology in transport, heating and other sectors? Is hydrogen a cost-effective, feasible solution towards a low-carbon economy?   
  • What are the different implications of hydrogen produced from fossil fuels versus from renewables in terms of cost, scale, and emissions, and in terms of meeting the UK’s net zero targets?  
  • How feasibly can hydrogen technology be applied in various sectors, from transportation, to energy generation and industrial processes, whilst maintaining the highest safety standards?   
  • How might the UK take advantage of further advances in hydrogen technology, such as hydrogen boilers and innovative storage and distribution solutions?  
  • What support does the sector require to keep pace with the most cutting-edge innovations, such as in hydrogen fuel cells,?using Small Modular Reactors for hydrogen production?and in end use applications?? 
  • What is the UK industry doing to scale up green and blue hydrogen production by using its offshore wind capability and developing feasible, cost-effective Carbon Capture and Storage technologies?   
  • Given hydrogen’s potential cross-sector application, how co-ordinated is the Government’s approach to policy and regulatory development of hydrogen?  
  • How well has the Government raised awareness amongst industry, public officials and the general public of the potential for hydrogen to support a low-carbon economy?  
  • To what extent has the UK established, or can establish, any early adopter advantage in the use of hydrogen in research, applied science or industrial processes? Which countries are at a similar or more advanced stage than the UK in exploring applications for hydrogen in helping deliver net-zero targets?  
  • What can the UK hydrogen sector learn from other countries’ hydrogen strategies?   

 

Written evidence should be submitted by clicking the button below.

It is recommended that all submitters familiarise themselves with the Guidance on giving evidence to a Select Committee of the House of Commons which outlines word count, format, document size, and content restrictions. 

We encourage members of underrepresented groups to submit written evidence. We aim to have diverse panels of Select Committee witnesses and ask organisations to bear this in mind when we ask them to choose a representative. We are currently monitoring the diversity of our witnesses. 

Start