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ENA's response to the launch of Hydrogen UK's 'Hydrogen Accelerators'

04 October 2022

Today Hydrogen UK launched its ‘Hydrogen Accelerators’ report, providing a blueprint for the continued development of Britain’s entire hydrogen value chain. The Hydrogen Accelerators are a set of recommendations from 50 industry groups directed at the Government to ensure the successful deployment of hydrogen in the UK.


James Earl, Director of Gas at Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK's gas and electricity networks, said:

"Our gas networks are creating the world’s first zero carbon gas grid by speeding up the switch from natural gas to hydrogen for the 85% of UK households connected to the gas grid.

"For this to work, we need the whole hydrogen value chain to grow simultaneously - with production and demand developing alongside a network to transport that hydrogen from one to the other.

"Today's announcement from Hydrogen UK sets out a welcome and very timely set of recommendations which urgently need to be taken forward in order for this vision to become a reality."

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Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing the energy networks. Our members include every major electricity network operator in the UK. The electricity networks are at the heart of the energy transition. They directly employ more than 26,000 people in the UK, including 1,500 apprentices. They are spending and investing £33bn in our electricity grids over the coming years, to ensure safe, reliable and secure energy supplies for the millions of homes and businesses reliant on power every day.

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