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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. 

 

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Reports, special reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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21 July 2021
Inquiry The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
Witnesses Guy Newey (Strategy and Performance Director at Energy Systems Catapult), Mark Neller (Director, Energy Business Leader UKIMEA at Arup), Kwasi Kwarteng (Secretary of State at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Professor Paul Monks (Chief Scientific Adviser at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), and Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Oral Evidence
7 July 2021
Inquiry The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
Witnesses Professor Takeo Kikkawa (Distinguished fellow at Graduate School of International Management, International University of Japan.), Professor Katsuhiko Hirose (CEO and Chief Consultant at HyWealth Co, and Visiting Professor at I2CER (International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research), Kyushu University;), Franz Lehner (Head of Division International Cooperation at National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology), Eric Heymann (Senior Economist at Deutsche Bank Research), Dr Martin Hanton (Technical Director at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory), and Dr Jane Dennett-Thorpe (Deputy Director of Decarbonisation and Energy Transition at Ofgem)
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Oral Evidence
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
HNZ0100 - The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
Witnesses Celsa Steel UK
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Written Evidence
HNZ0101 - The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
Witnesses Professor Jon Gluyas (Executive Director at Durham Energy Institute), Dr Jonathan Radcliffe (Reader in Energy Systems and Policy at University of Birmingham), and Professor Clare Grey (Geoffrey Moorhouse Gibson Professor of Chemistry at University of Cambridge)
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Written Evidence
HNZ0099 - The role of hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
Witnesses Cadent
Committees Science and Technology Committee
Written Evidence

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