Westminster has declared today to be the start of the UK's hydrogen revolution with the launch of its very first (and long awaited) Hydrogen Strategy. 

The impact of the strategy on both the economy and climate is certainly ambitious:  

  • creating 9,000 UK jobs with £4 billion of investment by 2030
  • potentially rising to 100,000 jobs worth £13 billion by 2050
  • 20-35% of the UK's energy consumption by 2050 to be hydrogen based
  • cutting emissions by 78% by 2035
  • low carbon hydrogen economy could deliver emissions savings equivalent to carbon captured by 700 million trees by 2032.

Will hydrogen (or more specifically "low hydrogen" and the "twin track" approach) be the foundation of the green industrial revolution?