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Scaling the UK hydrogen economy

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1341: tabled on 12 January 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the Government’s commitment to green hydrogen to help the UK achieve net zero emissions by 2030 as announced in the Prime Minister’s ten-point plan for the environment; notes that reforming the current Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) will allow the UK to meet the Prime Minister’s target of 5GW of low-carbon hydrogen production by 2030; believes that the UK must take every opportunity leaving the EU provides and reform the RTFO to allow electrolysers that produce green hydrogen to connect to existing wind farms rather than wait to connect to new wind farms currently under construction; and notes that this change will hasten the scaling of the UK’s hydrogen economy.