Now is the time for Whitehall to back the UK’s hydrogen sector

The Covid-19 crisis has created a need to rethink and renew our approach to achieving our Net Zero targets.

Without doubt, there will be large amounts of political and public support for rebuilding our economy in a way that supports British jobs and innovation in all parts of the country. An added bonus would also be if, at the same time, we can create a position as world leader in a form of low carbon technology and industry that has massive potential to deliver the much needed growth for many years to come.

Hydrogen ticks these three boxes.

The UK is already the one of the most advanced in its research, testing and demonstration of the potential of hydrogen energy, and we are home to world-leading businesses, such as ITM Power, BOC, Ceres Power, Johnson Matthey, Intelligent Energy, Air Products and my own company, ULEMCo, that have developed ground-breaking solutions across the hydrogen economy.

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