Cut the red tape for hydrogen – and find a solution that helps us all

With hydrogen expected to play a substantial role in the decarbonised UK energy system, the time has come to expedite a set of regulations that will make deployment easier so that projects are not delayed and we can get the growth in supply that we need.

The importance of hydrogen to the UK’s future energy system and industry is clearly reflected in the UK Hydrogen Strategy and follow-on work – so the logical next step is to create guidelines that are fit for purpose.

But where do we stand currently with hydrogen regulations?

The short answer is that in some cases, standards are missing completely and in others they have been adapted from other sectors and are not necessarily optimised for hydrogen.

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