UK unveils Energy White Paper

Hydrogen will play a key role in ambitious plans set out today (14th Dec) by the UK Government to transform the UK’s energy system from fossil fuels to one that is fit for a net zero economy.

Building on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s 10-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, the Energy White Paper sets out specific steps the government will take over the next decade to cut emissions from industry, transport, and buildings by 230 million metric tonnes – equivalent to taking 7.5 million petrol cars off the road permanently – while supporting hundreds of thousands of new green jobs.

The Energy White Paper outlines plans to support up to 220,000 jobs in the next 10 years, including hydrogen, and kick-start the hydrogen economy by working with industry to aim for 5GW of production by 2030, backed by a new £240m net zero hydrogen fund for low carbon hydrogen production.

Business and Energy Secretary Alok Sharma said, “Today’s plan establishes a decisive and permanent shift away from our dependence on fossil fuels, towards cleaner energy sources that will put our country at the forefront of the global green industrial revolution.”

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