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The role of hydrogen in the climate puzzle

It could be transformative for the UK’s economy

By Julia King  

The UK’s potential for wind generation puts us in prime position to be a major producer of “green” hydrogen. © Phil Rees/Shutterstock

Everyone is talking about hydrogen. The German government announced last year that it will invest €9 billion in its hydrogen industry. The EU has a hydrogen strategy, as do Australia, China, Korea, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan and many others. The UK is working on its own, to be published in the spring, after the Climate Change Committee (CCC)—the advisory body of which I am Deputy Chair—identified a need, by 2050, for hydrogen use at a scale comparable to our existing electricity system. That gives 30 years to develop a major new UK industry. It’s all very exciting, but hydrogen…

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