Aurora Energy Research has released a report investigating the benefits of deploying both renewables and nuclear to support decarbonisation and reduce reliance on fossil fuels as a transitional fuel source in the UK. The report, “Decarbonising Hydrogen in a Net Zero Economy”, was commissioned by Urenco and supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency, EDF and Lucid Catalyst. It follows the UK government’s Hydrogen Strategy, published in August, which stated that nuclear provides a number of options for producing clean hydrogen, but did not model the costs and competitiveness of nuclear’s contribution. The scenarios presented in the report are not Aurora forecasts but exploratory scenarios to assess a wider range of technology mixes.
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