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House of Lords discusses support for private sector hydrogen investment

On 30 November, the House of Lords held a session on ‘Supporting private investment in the hydrogen sector in the UK’ following an oral question by Baroness Meacher. Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist opened with an outline of the government’s commitment to 5GW of hydrogen production capacity by 2030. The support for achieving this was […]

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Paper looks at green hydrogen’s potential in Europe

Europe could build up a green hydrogen industry faster than many current strategies suggest, according to analysis in a white paper. Mainstreaming Green Hydrogen in Europe, published by Material Economics and commissioned by Breakthrough Energy, explored what Europe can do to accelerate the growth of hydrogen, with a particular focus on renewable hydrogen. It found […]

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SSE highlights role of CCS and hydrogen in a just transition

SSE has published a Just Transition Strategy, outlining 20 guiding principles it has pledged to follow to ensure nobody is left behind in the Net Zero transition. The strategy, which was published on 18 November, said that now the imperative for accelerated climate action has been secured through Net Zero legislative frameworks from the UK […]

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Coalition aims to place Europe as world leader in renewable hydrogen

A new coalition has been launched to support the uptake of renewable hydrogen solutions in Europe. On 23 November, WindEurope and SolarPower Europe, supported by Breakthrough Energy, announced the launch of the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition, which they say will play a decisive role in positioning Europe as a world leader in renewable hydrogen. It will […]

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Hydrogen features in Government’s Spending Review and Infrastructure Strategy

On 25 November, the UK Government published it’s 2020 Spending Review (SR20). A £100bn capital investment was pledged for 2020-21 for infrastructure and to ‘level up for a greener, stronger future’. In respect of ‘innovative clean technologies’, £1bn of funding as been committed to a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Infrastructure Fund along with ‘additional […]

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INEOS and Hyundai join forces on hydrogen

INEOS and Hyundai have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore opportunities to accelerate the global hydrogen economy. Announced on 22 November, it will see the pair jointly investigate opportunities for the production and supply of hydrogen as well as the worldwide deployment of hydrogen applications and technologies. Both companies will, at first, seek to […]

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Experts assess how to unlock Thames Estuary’s hydrogen potential

The Thames Estuary Growth Board has held a virtual summit, exploring how a world-class hydrogen infrastructure could be delivered in the Thames Estuary. On 18 November, it outlined how the purpose of the summit was to bring the potential for hydrogen in the Thames Estuary to life. It assembled relevant people and organisations and sought […]

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Crown Estate Scotland tenders contract to study oil platform reuse for hydrogen

Crown Estate Scotland is tendering a £40,000 contract for a study exploring whether oil platforms can be reused for hydrogen. Published to Public Contracts Scotland on 19 November, the study would look to assess the capacity to deliver a strong pipeline of hydrogen projects from the late 2020s to 2050s. The tender is being run […]

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European Commission maps out offshore energy ambitions

The European Commission has set a target of 300GW of offshore wind by 2050 as part of plans to substantially grow the amount of offshore renewable energy across the continent. On 19 November, it presented the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy, which also sets a goal for an additional contribution of at least 40GW […]

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