Following the proposal of a multi-billion-pound investment strategy in various hydrogen related projects, Britain could see the creation of up to 25,000 highly skilled green jobs over the next ten years, according to a report published today (Sep 14) by the Energy Networks Association (ENA).
The country’s industrial heartlands will benefit from the creation of over 17,000 high-tech green jobs across North West England and its surrounding areas after a £4.4bn ($6.1m) injection into schemes such as HyNet North West – a hydrogen production and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.
Projects located in Fife, Cumbria and Southern England, in addition to other locations, are expected to provide over 6,700 jobs after a proposed investment of £2.2bn ($3.05m) in research to ensure existing gas pipelines are prepared for a transition to hydrogen.
With the investment plans submitted to energy regulator Ofgem, Chris Train, Gas Goes Green Champion, ENA, said the unlocking of this investment could help ensure that hydrogen plays its full part in “fuelling Britain’s Green Industrial Revolution”.
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