Securing hydrogen’s pivotal role in
the net zero future
Public & Regulatory Affairs, Senior Counsel and Corporate Communications
Madano, together with economics partner Ecuity, established that the case for hydrogen as an essential part of the energy mix was not being coordinated at the highest level. We therefore worked to assemble a coalition of high-profile firms in the hydrogen value chain to create a joined-up, national approach for promoting hydrogen’s role to Government and achieving a step change in UK hydrogen policy.
Established over several months in 2019, the Taskforce now includes Arup, Baxi, BOC Linde, BNP Paribas and Arval, BP, Cadent, DBD, ITM Power, Northern Gas Networks, SGN, Shell and Storengy. When we launched the Taskforce officially in Parliament in March 2020, we highlighted five major policy recommendations for Government. The launch was attended by the Rt Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister of State for BEIS, as well as civil servants, politicians and industry leaders.
The Hydrogen Taskforce is recognised by Government as a partner for the delivery of hydrogen in the UK. Working closely with the UK Government, the Taskforce is delivering its vision of hydrogen as an integral pillar of the UK’s decarbonisation agenda and has published a report entitled ‘The Role of Hydrogen in Delivering Net Zero’.