Employment: Hydrogen

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 18th June 2020.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the number of jobs in the UK's hydrogen sector.

Photo of Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Government is committed to exploring the development of hydrogen as a strategic decarbonised energy carrier, alongside electricity and other decarbonised gases. Recently, the government published the Energy Innovation Needs Assessment (EINA) for hydrogen and fuel cells which identified that in 2050 up to 15,000 jobs per annum could be created through domestic hydrogen opportunities. In order to support the development of hydrogen, we are

  • investing in innovation, with up to £121m supporting a range of projects exploring and developing hydrogen across the value chain;
  • supporting hydrogen deployment through our £100m Low Carbon Hydrogen Fund; and
  • developing sustainable business models to support low carbon hydrogen production at scale.

We are considering what more Government can to develop the UK hydrogen sector, including opportunities to protect and expand jobs and skills, as part of activity to develop hydrogen as a strategic decarbonised energy carrier for the UK.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes2 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.