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.