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Policy-makers should consider role for hydrogen in decarbonising gas grid: CCC

Policy-makers should consider role for hydrogen in decarbonising gas grid: CCC


The government must decide whether hydrogen could be used in a strategy for decarbonising buildings on the gas grid, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said. In a report published on Thursday 13 October, the CCC said that hydrogen pilots should begin and should be “of sufficient scale and diversity to allow us to understand whether this can be a genuine option at large scale”. The report noted that large-scale hydrogen deployment would, however, require the use of carbon capture and storage (CCS). Among its other conclusions, the CCC said that the deployment of low-carbon heat options could not be postponed until the 2030s, and that “low regret” opportunities already existed.

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