Hydrogen

Treasury written question – answered on 12th June 2020.

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Photo of Alexander Stafford Alexander Stafford Conservative, Rother Valley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on opportunities for economic growth in the UK’s hydrogen economy throughout the UK.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary, Minister for Equalities

The Government continues to take its environmental responsibilities very seriously.

We are committed to meeting our climate change targets, including net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Hydrogen could be an important part of the transition to net zero.

We are investing in innovation, providing up to £121m to support a range of projects to explore and develop the potential of low carbon hydrogen. This includes production, storage and end use in heat, industry and transport.

In 2019 the Government published a consultation on business models for Carbon Capture and Storage, which sought views on support for low-carbon hydrogen. The response to the consultation will be published in due course.

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