UKESC taskforce launched to achieve 2050 net zero targets; UK HFCA shows support

UKESC taskforce launched to achieve 2050 net zero targets; UK HFCA shows support

A brand-new UK Energy Supply Chain (UKESC) taskforce has been launched to support UK-based companies transition to a green future, with the help of clean technologies such as hydrogen.

The UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (UK HFCA) on Monday (August 23) said it has joined the new taskforce which is co-chaired by DIT Minister for Exports Graham Stuart and BEIS Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

Launch of UKESC comes just one week after the UK launched its National Hydrogen Strategy and will support the country’s 2050 net zero ambitions.

Read more: First-ever UK Hydrogen Strategy aims to create a hydrogen economy worth £13bn by 2050

On the launch of UKESC, Energy Minister and co-chair of the UK Energy Supply Chain Taskforce, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, added, “It is vital that we work hand in hand with industry as we build back greener to ensure UK companies can play their part in meeting our ambitious climate commitments. I am looking forward to engaging with our energy supply chain through this Taskforce.

“Working with industry will also guarantee we have a skills base fit for the future with jobs on the ground right across the country for generations to come. The government’s commitment to levelling up every corner of the UK and supporting key government policies like the North Sea Transition Deal will be central to the work of the UK Energy Supply Chain Taskforce.”

Supporting the launch, Celia Greaves, Chief Executive of the UK HFCA, commented, “Decarbonisation of our global energy system is the single biggest challenge we face and it requires collaboration across government, industry, academia and society as a whole, to make it happen. As the largest pan-UK hydrogen association, we are proud to bring the breadth and depth of our membership, from across the value chain, to bear in this important new taskforce.

“We look forward to playing an active and collaborative role on the UKESC taskforce in outlining the important role that hydrogen and fuel cells can play in decarbonising our society.”

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