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ADE responds to CCC ‘Hydrogen in a Low-carbon Economy’ report

22 November 2018

The Committee on Climate Change today published the 'Hydrogen in a Low-carbon Economy' report examining the role of hydrogen in a decarbonised economy. 

The report explores the potential best-uses of hydrogen and identifies key recommendations to progress along the heat decarbonisation pathways. It finds that hydrogen has a key role to play in supporting the transition to a low carbon economy.

Commenting on the report, Tim Rotheray, Director of the Association for Decentralised Energy, said:

Hydrogen has a key role to play in decarbonising the most challenging parts of the energy system – meeting peak heat demands on cold days, enabling process industries to fully decarbonise and cleaning up heavy transport – but we need to ensure we use it sparingly to ensure a cost-effective low carbon transition.

Today’s report highlights that energy for heating in particular needs to be a mix, with ambitious energy efficiency, heat networks in towns and cities and hybrid hydrogen heat pumps.

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