Cadent welcomes today's Committee on Climate Change’s report on cutting carbon emissions

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Today (25 June)  the Committee on Climate Change publishes its annual Progress Report to Parliament on reducing UK emissions and meeting Net Zero.
We welcome the Committee on Climate Change’s continued recognition of the critical role low carbon hydrogen will play in reaching Net Zero. HyDeploy, the UK’s first live pilot using hydrogen to heat homes at Keele University, is showing that you can safely blend up to 20% hydrogen in the gas network - cutting carbon emissions without any changes needed to gas appliances or the gas network.
The technology is there to start hydrogen blending tomorrow. The UK needs a National Hydrogen Strategy by the end of the year to ensure a hydrogen economy can develop. We welcome
the Government’s moves in this area and urge them to keep up the momentum. The UK has the potential to become a world leader in this technology, bringing thousands of jobs and significant investment and playing a key part in enabling the green recovery from Covid-19.

Backed by Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition, HyDeploy is led by Cadent in partnership with Northern Gas Networks, Keele University, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Science Division, integrated hydrogen energy systems manufacturer ITM-Power, and independent clean energy company Progressive Energy.



Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network with a 200-year legacy.  We are in a unique position to build on strong foundations whilst encouraging the curiosity to think differently and the courage to embrace change.  Day to day we continue to operate, maintain and innovate the UK’s largest gas network, transporting gas safely and protecting people in an emergency.   Our skilled engineers and specialists remain committed to the communities we serve, working day and night to ensure gas reaches 11 million homes from Cumbria to North London and the Welsh Borders to East Anglia, to keep your energy flowing. 

Future of Gas: Here at Cadent we support the Government’s plans to reach Net Zero by 2050. That means we’re backing the introduction of hydrogen as a low carbon alternative to natural gas for the future. We know people love the controllability of gas and, with our network already in place, it makes sense to switch to the lower carbon alternative offered by hydrogen, which we believe can keep homes and businesses warm for generations to come.

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