Fast track UK hydrogen transmission, transport and storage urges Climate Change Committee

Decisions on UK hydrogen transmission and business models for hydrogen transportation and storage should be fast tracked, given long lead times associated with hydrogen storage, according to a new Climate Change Committee report.

Its Delivering a reliable decarbonised power system report believes a ‘reliable, resilient, decarbonised electricity system’ can be delivered by 2035 – providing the Government sets strategic direction for power and non-power uses of hydrogen and other low-carbon technologies.

By 2025, the indicators suggest the energy system must have underway the construction of at least 3-6GW of low-carbon dispatchable generation capacity, 4-7GW of low-carbon hydrogen production, 1-2TWh of hydrogen storage, and 39-64Mt of CO2 storage space.

“Delays in the delivery of hydrogen infrastructure could limit the role for hydrogen in the 2035 energy system, including its role to provide low-carbon back-up capacity,” it states.

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