REA sets up new hydrogen working group

It stressed the importance clean hydrogen will have in decarbonising important sectors, slashing GHG emissions and delivering net zero

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The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has created a new hydrogen working group, which aims to boost the clean hydrogen agenda within the government.

The ‘Green Gas Forum’ has been set up to support the industry across heat, power and transport and has replaced the ‘Biogas Forum’, with the REA stating it wishes to reflect the importance of all green gases.

The REA emphasised the importance of clean hydrogen to decarbonise important sectors and the long-term role it will have to play in slashing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and delivering net zero.

Director of Policy, Frank Gordon, commented: “Earlier this year we published the REA Strategy, a pathway which identifies a range of actions that need to be taken to decarbonise the energy sector.

“Green and bio-hydrogen, which can deliver zero or even negative GHG emissions, have a long-term role to play in delivering net zero – growth in this area is crucial if the Government is going to meet its ambitions.

“The ‘Green Gas Forum’ will play an important part in pressing for policy change for clean hydrogen, biomethane and other green gases – I’m looking forward to continuing our partnership with our 550 members to press for progress.”