According to the Government, the Bill seeks to drive £100bn ($119.7bn) of investment into new British industries to diversify the country’s domestic energy supply with technologies including hydrogen and offshore wind.

The Government announcement has also revealed intentions to deliver a large village hydrogen heating trial by 2025 in an attempt to prove evidence on the role of hydrogen in heat decarbonisation. Whitby in the Ellesmere Port area near Liverpool, and Redcar near Middlesbrough, have been identified as potential locations.

Following on from its first mention at the state opening of Parliament in May (2022), the UK Government has revealed that the landmark Bill will be introduced into parliament today by Kwasi Kwarteng, Business and Energy Secretary.

Read more: UK Energy Bill announcement gives hope of green hydrogen scale up

The Bill comes as part of the UK’s attempt to meet its ambitious targets of producing 10GW of low-carbon hydrogen by 2030, doubling its previous targets.

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

Kwasi Kwarteng, Business and Energy Secretary, said, “To ensure we are no longer held hostage by rogue states and volatile markets, we must accelerate plans to build a truly clean, affordable, home-grown energy system in Britain.

“This is the biggest reform of our energy system in a decade. We’re going to slash red tape, get investment into the UK, and grab as much global market share as possible in new technologies to make this plan a reality.

“The measures in the Energy Security Bill will allow us to stand on our own two feet again, reindustrialise our economy and protect the British people from eye-watering fossil fuel prices into the future.”


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