Myles Mantle, Shu Shu Wong, Christopher Orford in NS Energy: ‘Industry View: Opportunities and Challenges as the UK Looks to Embrace Hydrogen’

04/19/2021

This article was co-authored by Christopher Orford, a trainee solicitor in Haynes and Boone's London office.

 In recent years, the UK’s energy sector has increasingly been viewed as one of the cleanest and most innovative industries in the world.

Last November, with a view to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in later this year, the UK government outlined its 10-point plan for a “Green Industrial Revolution,” which includes the aim to drive the growth of low-carbon hydrogen utilisation.

More recently, the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (UKHFCA) published its paper titled “The Case for Green Hydrogen.”

Hydrogen is widely seen to play a critical role in the move to clean energy and presents a host of benefits and opportunities for the UK economy. The UKHFCA paper looks to provide a clear roadmap for a green hydrogen strategy up to 2050 and urges the UK government to take immediate action to become a world leader in both hydrogen energy and as an exporter of electrolysis and green hydrogen technologies.

It also considers how hydrogen and the wider hydrogen economy should become a core part of the post-COVID “build back green” economic recovery.

Excerpted from NS Energy. To read the full article, click here.