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The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero

Inquiry

A key component of the Government's recently announced ‘Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution’ is 'Driving the Growth of Low Carbon Hydrogen'. The plan outlined a range of measures to support the development and adoption of hydrogen, including a £240 million 'Net Zero Hydrogen Fund'. Noting this, and the further £81 million allocated for hydrogen heating trials in the 2020 Spending Review, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee is today launching a new inquiry into the role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero.  

Following recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change that the Government develop a strategy for hydrogen use and should aim for largescale hydrogen trials to begin in the early 2020s, the Committee seeks to ensure that the Government's intended plan will be suitable and effective. The Committee will also assess the infrastructure required for hydrogen as a Net Zero fuel, and examine progress made so far internationally to determine the viability of hydrogen as a significant contributor to achieving Net Zero. 

 

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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12 May 2021
Inquiry The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
Witnesses Carl Arntzen (CEO at Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd), Professor Jianzhong Wu (Head of Engineering at Cardiff University), Antony Green (Hydrogen Project Director at National Grid), Angus McIntosh (Director of Energy Futures at SGN), Dr Angela Needle (Director of Strategy at Cadent), Professor Jon Gluyas (Executive Director at Durham Energy Institute), Dr Jonathan Radcliffe (Reader in Energy Systems and Policy at University of Birmingham), Professor Clare Grey (Geoffrey Moorhouse Gibson Professor at University of Cambridge), and Julian Leslie (Head of Networks at National Grid Electricity System Operator)
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Oral Evidence
14 April 2021
Inquiry The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
Witnesses Gloria Esposito (Head of Sustainability at Zemo Partnership), Dave Rowlands (Fleet Engineering Director at Wincanton), Dr Helen McAllister (Strategy and Planning Director at Network Rail), Mike Muldoon (Head of Business Development, UK and Ireland at Alstom), Richard Clegg (Chief Executive at Lloyds Register Foundation), Morten Bo Christiansen (Vice President - Head of Decarbonisation at Maersk), Glenn Llewellyn (Vice President, Zero Emission Aircraft at Airbus), and Dr Brian Yutko (Chief Engineer for Sustainability and Future Mobility at Boeing)
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Oral Evidence
24 March 2021
Inquiry The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
Witnesses Professor Marcus Newborough (Development Director at ITM Power), Tim Dumenil (Acorn Hydrogen Project Manager at Pale Blue Dot), Paul Booth (Chair at Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership), Dr Martin Pei (Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at SSAB), and Dr Richard Leese (Director for Industrial Policy, Energy and Climate Change at Mineral Products Association)
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Oral Evidence
HNZ0094 - The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
Witnesses Pale Blue Dot
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Written Evidence
HNZ0095 - The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
Witnesses Green Alliance
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Written Evidence
HNZ0093 - The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
Witnesses ITM Power
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Written Evidence

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