Green hydrogen projects, including a number in the north-east, could generate £320 billion for the UK economy and sustain up to 120,000 jobs by 2050, according to a new study. The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), in partnership with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, has released a new report today outlining the role the superfuel can play in driving down carbon emissions. It claims that hydrogen has the potential to provide the flexibility and security needed to integrate high percentages of offshore wind into the UK energy system. The report makes the case for creating a national hydrogen network and pinpoints a number of regions that could be crucial in its development, with Aberdeen among those mentioned due to its existing developments and port infrastructure.
Energy Voice 8th Sept 2020 read more »