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UK wants to be ‘Qatar of hydrogen’

Net-zero strategy will do for hydrogen what previous policies did for wind power, says Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The UK wants to be the “Qatar of hydrogen” by investing in green and blue forms of the technology as part of its net-zero strategy, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The strategy sets out policies and proposals to reduce emissions for each sector as well as laying out different decarbonisation pathways. “It was the strike price, the idea of contracts for difference, that enabled the private sector to come in with wind power,” says Johnson. “And that is what we are now doing with hydrogen.” Although the accompanying net-zero strategy does not mention specific policies on contracts for difference—often cited by industry as a much-needed measure— it does reaffirm the establishment o

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