If the coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything, it is that a unified approach and strategic investment of funds can have a massive impact. Not only that, as a lockdown world has experienced an 80% drop in pollution in some areas, we’ve witnessed the impact a change in transport use can have. Now is the time to maximise on those green gains.
The biggest contributor to the UK’s climate crisis is the transport sector, in normal times amounting to 28% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, as well as impacting on air quality across towns and cities.
At the NWHA, we’ve been looking into the role hydrogen could play in decarbonising our transport sector. Our recently released report ‘A Hydrogen Mobility Roadmap May 2020’, sets out our recommendations on kick starting a hydrogen transport revolution.
This definitely isn’t a case of electric versus hydrogen vehicles. Electric cars are likely to dominate, until we have a network of hydrogen refuelling stations, but there are other forms of transport where hydrogen is the better option.
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