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© Energy Networks Association
uk-hydrogen-innovation-could-create-thousands-of-high-tech-green-jobs-says-report
© Energy Networks Association

UK hydrogen innovation could create thousands of high-tech, green jobs, says report

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.

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