The country’s first ever Hydrogen Strategy describes the measures that will be introduced to enable the UK to reach its goal of 5GW of low carbon hydrogen capacity by 2030.

The government estimates this could create 9000 jobs and be worth £900m by 2030, rising to 100,000 jobs and £13bn by 2050. Hydrogen could play an important role in decarbonising industries like chemicals, power and heavy transport. Government analysis suggests that 20 to 35% of the UK’s energy consumption could be hydrogen-based by 2050.

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