Britain needs to develop a clear policy framework for hydrogen

Britain needs to develop a clear policy framework to support the UK Government’s target of 5GW of low-carbon hydrogen by 2030, the Westminster Energy Environment & Transport Forum’s Growing the hydrogen market in the UK virtual event on Wednesday (May 26) heard.

Chris Jackson, Chair of the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (UK HFCA), said any policy developed has to have a social licence behind it and also needs to clear, simple and actionable in a short timeframe.

“We are trying to achieve something that hasn’t been done in economic history, in a time frame that we’ve not done it before. Policy in that context therefore has to be simple so that it can be understood in a very complex sector,” Jackson said.

Highlighting the scale of the challenge, Jackson said, “I think in energy people sometimes lose sight of quite how dynamic and significant what we’re trying to do is.

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