In its final act of this Parliament, the Hydrogen All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has written to COP26 President Claire Perry to urge for the UK hydrogen industry to have a major role at next year’s summit.
In the letter, Chair of the Hydrogen APPG Anna Turley writes: “We have world-leading hydrogen trials and technology in the UK and other countries are looking at these projects for inspiration.”
“This activity has huge potential to cut our carbon emissions, create hundreds of thousands of highly-skilled jobs and open up exciting international trade opportunities.”
“For these reasons, I would urge you to provide time and opportunity during the summit to showcase the UK’s innovation in hydrogen technology.”
The Hydrogen APPG has attracted a huge amount of interest among parliamentarians and increasingly local authorities.
“With our cross-party membership, I would be delighted for the APPG to have a role at COP26 too,” Turley continues in her letter.
“I believe we can demonstrate the importance of political representatives working together to nurture understanding and support the development of long-term policies in order to meet carbon reduction targets.”
As of today, the UK’s Parliament has been dissolved so politicians can begin campaigning for December’s snap general election.