Fading embers of coal in the UK, and why things are really moving now in hydrogen

I’ve spoken many times before on stage and in print about the next industrial revolution, as industry is transformed by the wave of automation and digitisation and driven by greater swathes of data (Industry 4.0). It’s an inevitable, almost unstoppable behemoth of technological change.

But there’s change coming in how industry is powered too, not just how it functions, providing an alternative strand of this latest industrial revolution. And in Britain, we’re already seeing this happen.

Reports suggest Britain is about to usher in a significant new milestone in the hours ahead, as it moves to two full months without burning coal to generate power.

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