The UK's energy transition
With the UK’s commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050, our whole energy system is going to undergo radical transformation and will need a mix of different, carbon neutral energy sources. Hydrogen will play an important role in decarbonisation across the economy, from industrial processes to heat and power. Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe. Almost all of our chemical fuels are based on hydrogen, although in a bound form as hydrocarbons or other hydrogen compounds. To limit climate change caused by the global increase in CO2 emissions, solutions must be found for generating carbon neutral and, therefore, sustainable fuels. This requires, among other things, that hydrogen is produced using renewable energy sources.
UK Hydrogen Strategy
“We welcome the publication of the UK Government's hydrogen strategy which sets a clear roadmap for development of this important sector. In order to make this a reality, we now need to see a real pipeline of projects come to life. Not only will this action start us on the path to deep decarbonisation across many sectors, but it will also provide certainty to the supply chain that the UK is a good place to invest.”
Steve Scrimshaw, Vice President, Siemens Energy UK&I
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Public support for hydrogen-based fuels
With Government commitments to meet net zero emissions targets, new carbon free fuels such as green ammonia and green hydrogen will be needed to decarbonise energy generation, heat and transport and industry.
Recent Siemens research has shown the public want to see even bolder steps taken in the move to clean energy sources. Nearly one-third of UK adults (32%) insist the Government should be most responsible for supporting renewable energy usage in the UK. Notably, the study found that younger consumers are far more knowledgeable about hydrogen power and are more open to this as a new source of energy. Nearly one-third (30%) of millennials and 22% of Generation Z already know a lot about hydrogen energy, compared to only 3% of baby boomers.