The North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) is calling on the UK Government to take urgent action to support the roll out of hydrogen vehicles once coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Coronavirus lockdown has seen many areas in the UK and worldwide see up to an 80% drop in traffic and pollution levels, and according to the NWHA the country now has a chance to push forth with a new green agenda once the restrictions are lifted and achieve longer term environmental benefits.
The Government’s coronavirus response has demonstrated it is prepared to make a significant financial investment when faced with a crisis, and with climate change likely to be back to the top of the agenda once the pandemic is over, the NWHA is calling on the government to invest in hydrogen to power up the economy as part of the country’s recovery plan.
In a new report released today, A Hydrogen Mobility Roadmap, NHWA sets out some clear, “quick and easy” steps that are needed to underpin investment and industry take up of hydrogen in the transport sector, which the NWHA argues is essential if the UK wishes to sustain the improvement of its air quality as seen over the past few weeks.
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