Report: UK needs planning system overhaul for hydrogen projects

The report by RenewableUK warns that the current planning regime is too slow, complex and difficult to navigate for developers to build projects at the scale and speed which is needed.

Official Press Release RenewableUK:

Planning system needs overhauling to enable green hydrogen projects to go ahead

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Planning system needs overhauling to enable green hydrogen projects to go ahead

A new report published today by RenewableUK calls for the Government and devolved administrations to reform planning rules to enable green hydrogen projects to be built swiftly around the country, as they will play a key role in our future energy system.

The Government has set a target of installing 10 gigawatts (GW) of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030, half of which will be green hydrogen generated by renewables, including wind. To meet this target, the amount of green hydrogen we produce would have to be about a hundred times bigger than it is now. Green hydrogen can be used in a wide range of sectors which have proved to be difficult to decarbonise so far, including generating heat for heavy industry and providing fuel for transport. It can also be... ... More: Official Press Release RenewableUK

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