The body announced it is hosting an event, dubbed, Cheap, Clean & Green: The Future of British Energy? At the opposition party’s annual conference, which hopes to explore the impact of the energy crisis on the UK’s pathway to achieving Net Zero.

H2 View understands the panellists will discuss the vulnerability caused by the dependence on fossil fuels and the potential for low-carbon hydrogen to reduce costs and improve energy security.

In April (2022), the UK Government doubled the target for domestic low-carbon hydrogen production to 10GW by 2030. Today (September 23), the new Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng unveiled his Growth Plan which detailed reaffirmed support for hydrogen in Britain.

Read more: UK Government unveils new energy security strategy doubling low-carbon hydrogen production to 10GW by 2030

Read more: Hydrogen support detailed in UK Chancellor’s Growth Plan

Panellists for the discussion are scheduled to include:

Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Green New Deal & Energy
Anthony Lane, European Markets Editor, Carbon at OPIS/Dow Jones
Clare Jackson, CEO of Hydrogen UK
David Cairns, Vice-President Political & Public Affairs at Equinor
Alex Simakov, Senior Fellow; Energy & Environment Unit at Policy Exchange

Clare Jackson, CEO of Hydrogen UK, said, “As the UK’s largest hydrogen trade body, we remain focused on ensuring that the positive role hydrogen can play in the UK’s energy mix is fully appreciated by all political stakeholders.

“Our panel event at the Labour Party Conference is an opportunity to underline the value hydrogen can add to Britain’s low-carbon energy future in terms of job creation, economic growth and a fair transition to a greener economy.”

Hydrogen UK will be sharing a live stream the event from Policy Exchange on its social media channels for those unable to attend the conference.

The event comes as another highlighting of the hydrogen industry in key UK political calendar events. On Thursday (September 22), it was announced that a Hydrogen Zone was being created at both the Conservative and Labour party conferences, showcasing UK-made hydrogen technologies and projects across Britain.

Read more: ‘Hydrogen Zone’ set to showcase UK hydrogen industry at Conservative and Labour party conferences