Inquiry to explore role of hydrogen in powering industry


The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hydrogen is to explore the role and potential of hydrogen in powering industry through a new inquiry.

Announced on 23 March, the inquiry will also explore the policies required to accelerate hydrogen’s potential, unlocking the wider hydrogen economy, which will lead to high skilled jobs across the UK and support the government’s net zero objectives. Written submissions are invited to inform the inquiry, with suggested areas of focus including hydrogen’s role and potential across different UK industry sectors, such as heating, chemicals, oil and gas, and carbon capture and storage, along with which UK industry sectors specifically would particularly benefit from hydrogen.

Elsewhere, views are sought on issues around hydrogen production, transmission, distribution and storage; how hydrogen can contribute to the UK meeting its net zero target; hydrogen’s potential to both support and create high-skilled jobs in the UK; what opportunities there are to accelerate hydrogen activity in the UK; how an economic, timely transition to hydrogen can be achieved while retaining and promoting UK industry; and the policies required to unlock a UK hydrogen economy.

Alongside written submissions, the APPG is also inviting case studies, statistics and any practical examples of research and studies that have been undertaken to show how hydrogen can contribute to the decarbonisation of industry, benefit jobs, skills, the economy and wider net zero landscape.

The deadline for submissions is 5PM on Tuesday 20 April.