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Energy networks comment on Environmental Audit Committee's call for a UK Hydrogen Strategy

06 August 2020

Philip Dunne MP, Chairman of the Environmental Audit Committee, has written to Business Secretary Alok Sharma calling for the Government to implement a hydrogen strategy for the UK.


Commenting, David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses, said:

“We agree with the Committee’s view that using hydrogen is the best and most efficient way of decarbonising significant parts our economy. Shifting to a hydrogen economy is vital to hit our climate targets and drive forward green economic growth. Britain’s gas networks have been running hydrogen trials across the country and it is now time to build on our world-leading expertise and develop the UK’s own strategy. A UK strategy will help to maintain our global leadership position as well as deliver long-term benefits to homes and businesses across the country.”

Notes to editor

Philip Dunne MP's letter to the Secretary of State can be found here.

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