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UK pressed to pivot to green hydrogen

Policy should focus on securing greatest competitive advantage and establishing climate leadership—rather than finding a use for legacy North Sea assets—thinktank E3G warns

Ahead of announcing its national hydrogen strategy, the UK government has been strongly urged by climate-change thinktank E3G to refocus its policy solely on green hydrogen production, rather than continuing its support for the blue variety and finding a use for legacy oil and gas assets. Hydrogen Economist sat down, virtually, with the two authors of the Between hope and hype: a hydrogen vision for the UK report, launched this week—programme leader Lisa Fischer and policy advisor Juliet Phillips—for a discussion about its contentious contents. The UK, a relative laggard among leading European nations in declaring a hydrogen strategy, is expected to announce its policy around the middle of

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