MPs warn UK hydrogen development hamstrung by lack of strategy

BUSINESS GREEN | The chairman of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has warned that the potential for hydrogen to play a key role in the UK's net zero transition could be squandered by the lack of any clear strategy from government, in a letter delivered today to Business Secretary Alok Sharma.

The EAC's concern stems from evidence gathered by the body in its recent inquiry, Technological Innovation and Climate Change: Hydrogen. During evidence sessions and in written correspondence, the EAC heard the UK has the expertise and technical capability to scale up the development of its nascent low-carbon hydrogen industry, but is already lagging behind other nations such as Australia, Japan, and Canada, all of which have ambitious hydrogen strategies in place, the letter warns.

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