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Scottish Affairs Committee launches hydrogen enquiry

Scottish Affairs Committee launches hydrogen enquiry

“Scotland has a key role to play in the development of a UK hydrogen economy.”

That’s the belief of the Scottish Affairs Committee, which today (Jan 6) launched a new inquiry considering hydrogen and carbon capture in the region to meet carbon reduction targets.

In looking into the enquiry, the Scottish Affairs Committee will explore opportunities for both blue and green hydrogen. Of course, the blue hydrogen is where the carbon capture aspect will come into play.

On the news, Pete Wishart, Scottish Affairs Committee Chair, said, “The Net Zero ambition and moves towards a low carbon economy presents opportunities for all corners of the UK: particularly Scotland.

“As we identified in our recent report on Renewable Energy in Scotland, there are endless opportunities with wind and tidal energy. We are going to look at low carbon hydrogen production, and this will mean considering the use of carbon capture to lock away carbon emissions.

“In this inquiry, we will be considering the role Scotland can play in a hydrogen economy, and how the UK Government can support a just transition for Scotland’s oil and gas sector.”

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