Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement, Energy UK’s chief executive, Emma Pinchbeck said:
“The Committee on Climate Change advises that the UK needs hydrogen and CCUS to achieve Net Zero, particularly for sectors that are difficult to decarbonise like heavy industry, so the Government’s announcement today is welcome.
“Our recent report on the Green Recovery, highlighted the role of hydrogen and CCUS and found that Government investment would create jobs across the UK and give us a global “early mover” advantage on these low carbon technologies.
“Hydrogen and CCUS are a part of the bigger Green Recovery. If Government invests in low carbon energy technologies and businesses, we are confident that it will massively benefit the economy, environment and society.”