Sustainability: Unlocking the potential of hydrogen

Why is green hydrogen important and what is its role in energy transition?

The UK’s first official Hydrogen Week takes centre stage this week, bringing together stakeholders across the UK to celebrate and promote the role of hydrogen in reaching net zero (NZ). 

Headed up by the North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA), the week, which runs from February 13 to 19, aims to bring together all regions of the UK to progress the nation’s role in the emerging hydrogen economy, and capitalise on the opportunity the sector offers for meeting NZ targets, and driving green economic growth.

Reducing our carbon emissions requires huge transformations in the way our industries are powered, connecting through the grid and heating our homes. Hydrogen is central to reaching NZ emissions, providing a low carbon fuel which can help us switch towards a greener future. 

Developing a hydrogen economy is key to unlocking future investment, creating new jobs and boosting supply chain opportunities. Hydrogen is set to play a major role in helping the country reach NZ with the Climate Change Committee (CCC) predicting we will need 250 TWh of hydrogen by 2050.

In this podcast, Shoosmiths real estate partner John Palmer discusses green hydrogen and its role in the energy transition in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK with David Surplus OBE, director of B9 Energy Storage Ltd. 



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