UK hydrogen policy progress ‘appears to be lacking’: MPs call for clarity in Budget

A group of UK MPs have called on the Chancellor to give a Scottish hydrogen and carbon capture project the green light ahead of next week’s Budget.

The Scottish Affairs Committee today (March 10) warned that the UK will fail to meet its Net Zero targets and transition away from fossil fuels unless carbon capture and hydrogen are rolled out at scale.

A report by the group said that Scotland could hold the key to hydrogen and carbon capture technologies being rolled out across the country due to its renewable energy potential and skills from the oil and gas sector.

However, the Committee said despite ambitious targets set by both the UK and Scottish Governments, “policy progress appears to be lacking,” adding, “there does not appear to be a sense of urgency in the numerous areas requiring attention before hydrogen can be rolled out.”

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