The APPG on Hydrogen provides a forum for MPs and Peers to engage with leading businesses and organisations that, in the context of the Climate Chance Act and the Paris Agreement, are working to enable the UK to meet its decarbonisation targets through the implementation of large scale hydrogen projects, and to discuss policy options to support these.
You can find the press release to announce establishment of the APPG on Hydrogen here.
About the Group
The APPG on Hydrogen was established in July 2018. It is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers that focuses on raising awareness of, and building support for large scale hydrogen projects – such as conversion to a hydrogen domestic gas grid – that will enable the UK to meet decarbonisation targets set through the Climate Change Act and the Paris Agreement.
The APPG is supported by the four gas distribution networks – Cadent, Northern Gas Networks, SGN, and Wales and West Utilities – who collectively cover England, Scotland and Wales. The Group is also sponsored by the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), a not-for-profit trade association that provides a leading industry voice helping shape the future policy direction within the sector. UNISON and GMB are backing the APPG as well due to the ability of large scale hydrogen projects to create and sustain thousands of jobs.
The APPG on Hydrogen is chaired by Anna Turley, Labour MP for Redcar and a member of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee. She has stated that large scale hydrogen conversion projects would be great for her constituency, as well the country as whole.
“The Tees Valley area strongly supports the development of large scale hydrogen projects, as we already produce 50% of all hydrogen produced in the UK.
“I’m excited about the potential of hydrogen to enable the country to significantly decrease our carbon emissions, create lots of good long-term job opportunities and position the UK as a global leader in green technology.
“This group will work to raise awareness of the latest research and innovations in hydrogen technology, and work constructively with central government, local authorities and industry to support its development.”
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