Have we just missed a trick here in the UK by not coining a new National Renewable Energies Day? One could be forgiven for this slipping under the radar, but it’s not lost on us here at gasworld that in the same day we’ve seen the launch of both a Hydrogen Taskforce in the hallowed halls of Westminster and a new pathways report into biomethane’s potential from the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA).
Given the significance of both these means of energy or power, there is surely merit in making 2nd March a day annually devoted to championing renewable energies.
First and foremost, yesterday we saw a historic moment in the unfolding of the UK’s hydrogen story with the launch of the Hydrogen Taskforce – a cross-industry coalition charged with establishing 100 hydrogen stations in the UK by 2025. Backed by more than 10 major companies at the heart of the energy system – namely Arup, Arval, Baxi, BNP Paribas, BOC, BP, Cadent, DBD, ITM Power, Shell and Storengy – the Taskforce wants the UK Government to commit £1bn towards hydrogen projects.
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