The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hydrogen has launched an inquiry into how the UK’s hydrogen sector can support the country’s economic recovery.
Announcing the inquiry on May 13, the APPG explained that it wants to explore what potential opportunities hydrogen can create in order to contribute towards rebuilding a green economy, with COVID-19 having a serious economic impact in the UK. This could involve the creation of highly skilled jobs in the energy sector, along with supporting the UK’s net zero targets as the country emerges from the coronavirus crisis.
Its call for evidence will look at what steps are needed to ensure hydrogen is part of the solution to a greener future. Written submissions are now being invited focusing on, though not limited to, hydrogen’s existing and potential roles in different sectors; the short-term and long-term approach towards a hydrogen economy; distribution and storage of hydrogen; hydrogen’s potential to support and create growth; employment and upskilling opportunities in the UK; how hydrogen can help the UK hit its net zero goals; and what steps should be taken to ensure that the UK becomes a world leader in hydrogen technology.
The deadline for written submissions is Friday 12 June at 5PM.