Steps for easing the lockdown restrictions are now underway in the UK, and Ministers and civil servants across Whitehall are beginning to turn their attention to how we can best recover from this crisis.
However, there are going to be many competing voices in a crowded field of industries offering Ministers advice on what they should prioritise over the coming months and years.
This means there is a need for every business, trade body or academic group who believes that hydrogen should play a part in our hydrogen economy to take their lobbying activity up a gear – especially with rumours beginning to emerge from the Treasury of a ‘fiscal event’ before the summer.
This isn’t a call for an inappropriate or inconsiderate PR push. It’s rooted in the fact that hydrogen industries in the UK can fulfil many of the criteria that the Government is looking for; new jobs and economic growth across the country, alignment with air quality and Net Zero targets and potential to show global leadership in zero emission technology ahead of COP26.
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