The Government has announced £166 million into developing green technology such as carbon capture, greenhouse gas removal and hydrogen, while also helping find solutions to decarbonise the UK’s polluting sectors including manufacturing, steel, energy and waste.
Commenting on the news, Matt Hindle, Head of Gas at Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK and Ireland's gas and electricity network operators said:
"Today's announcement will kick-start decarbonised hydrogen production here in the UK, creating good quality, long-term jobs across the country. That's good for action on climate change, good for building a world-leading hydrogen economy and good for ensuring jobs are created here at home."
About Energy Networks Association
We’re the industry body for the energy networks. Our members own and operate the wires and pipes which carry electricity and gas into your community, supporting our economy. The wires and pipes are the arteries of our economy, delivering energy to over 30 million homes and businesses across the UK and Ireland. To do this safely and reliably, the businesses which run the networks employ 45,000 people and have spent and invested over £60 billion in the last eight years.