Energy innovation is moving fast. Consumers are keen for clean, affordable and efficient energy options; and there is pressing need to take big strides towards meeting our 2030 and 2050 climate change commitments. Low carbon initiatives across heat, power and transport represent a major opportunity for clean economic growth.
With flexibility for use in heat and transport, hydrogen combines decarbonisation with export and investment opportunities. Advancing the use of hydrogen with Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) would position the UK as leaders in a global low carbon economy.
HyNet North West has the potential to be a flagship project for the hydrogen economy. It’s ambitious, but achievable. It can be delivered at low cost and would be a significant step towards meeting the UK’s climate change commitments. Crucially, it creates the UK’s first CCUS infrastructure at low cost, a vital technology to enable substantial decarbonisation in the future.