Announced yesterday (6th January), the Scottish Affairs Committee (the Committee) will launch a new inquiry to assess the potential of hydrogen and carbon capture in Scotland.
The inquiry will involve the Committee looking at various aspects of the UK Government’s renewable energy strategies, including its hydrogen strategy, the investment in hydrogen in Scotland, and how the country can become a world leader in green hydrogen for domestic use and export.
It will also assess the potential for a ‘just transition’ from oil and gas and the training required for a hydrogen ready workforce.
It follows the 2021 release of the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy and Hydrogen Strategy, which revealed ambitions to create five gigawatts of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030.
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