First elected: 5th May 2005
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The Government will shortly be publishing responses to the consultations on the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund, Low Carbon Hydrogen Standard, and Hydrogen Business Model. The latter provides the framework for spending under the Industrial Decarbonisation and Hydrogen Revenue Scheme. These publications will set out more detail on how the Government will support both electrolytic ‘green’ and carbon capture enabled ‘blue’ hydrogen production, as part of a twin track approach.
The Government expects that up to 500MW of electrolytic hydrogen production projects and 1GW of CCUS-enabled hydrogen will be operational or in construction by the mid-2020s.
The Government published its first ever UK Hydrogen Strategy in August 2021, putting the UK at the forefront of the race to develop low carbon hydrogen.
The Strategy committed to provide regular updates to the market as our policy develops, with the first of these updates expected shortly. This will include publishing responses to our consultations on the Hydrogen Business Model, Net Zero Hydrogen Fund and Low Carbon Hydrogen Standard.
The Government has committed to publishing a Sector Development Action Plan to set out how government and industry will support UK companies to seize supply chain opportunities, skills and jobs across the hydrogen economy. In addition, the Government’s aim to capture and store 20-30 MtCO2 per year by 2030 will offer significant opportunities for investment and UK exports.
The Government views hydrogen as an important component of the UK’s future power system. Government analysis shows that having hydrogen available in the power sector could achieve lower emissions at a lower cost than scenarios without hydrogen. The extent of hydrogen’s impact is dependent on the quantity and cost of hydrogen available for generating electricity.
In the UK Hydrogen Strategy, the Government set out that hydrogen storage can support the hydrogen economy in a range of ways that position it as a strategic asset as part of a fully decarbonised, net zero economy. In the strategy, the Government committed to undertake a review of systemic hydrogen storage requirements in the 2020s and beyond, including its potential role as a critical enabler for some end-use sectors.
The review is underway and will consider whether funding or other incentives are needed, whether regulation might be required to ensure that the necessary storage infrastructure is available when needed, and what form this might take.
Industrial emissions need to drop by 63-76% by 2035. Achieving this means going further and faster on fuel switching and carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). The Government is working with industry to understand what changes and developments of network and storage infrastructure would be required to enable the UK to reach these ambitions.
The assessment of Phase-2 CCUS cluster sequencing projects is ongoing, during which project submissions will be assessed against several criteria, including the credibility and deliverability of their plans to connect to the Transport & Storage Networks selected in Phase-1.
The UK Hydrogen Strategy makes clear that maximising UK capabilities across the value chain is a key aim of developing our hydrogen economy. The Strategy committed government to publishing a Sector Development Action Plan in 2022, which will set out what government and industry will do to the support the UK supply chain to develop capabilities in production, transportation, distribution and storage and various end uses.
The Government’s Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage (CCUS) supply chain roadmap sets out how government and industry can support UK capability in the CCUS supply chain as part of an investable, cost-effective and delivery focused sector. The industrial clusters will be the starting point for a new carbon capture industry, which could support up to 50,000 jobs in the UK by 2030, including a sizeable export potential.
The Government has set out a strong framework for investment through the UK Hydrogen Strategy and Hydrogen Business Model, and showcases overseas the opportunities for investment in the supply chain.
Our forthcoming Sector Development Action Plan will make clear what government and industry will do to the support the UK supply chain in the production of low carbon hydrogen, but also across the wider value chain.
Following Phase 1 of the Cluster Sequencing process, the Hynet and East Coast Clusters (which includes the Hydrogen to Humber Saltend project) have been confirmed as Track 1 clusters. This puts these places among the potential early industrial ‘SuperPlaces’ which will be at the forefront of low carbon and renewable technological development. The investment in these places will develop resilient supply chains, support jobs, and position UK companies at the forefront of an exciting growing global market with potential export opportunities.
No specific assessment has been made. The majority of routine treatment and support for people with chronic pain is provided by local primary, community and secondary care services and commissioned via clinical commissioning groups. For patients with severe and complex pain, NHS England commissions specialised care. Upon referral to specialist centres, patients can access a range of health professionals, including consultant specialists, clinical nurse specialists, psychologists and physiotherapists and receive specialised treatment.
The core offer for pain services produced by the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance is informing guidance on the provision of high-quality services for people living with long-term pain conditions currently being produced by NHS England.
The majority of routine treatment and support for people with chronic pain is provided by local primary, community and secondary care services and commissioned via clinical commissioning groups. For patients with severe and complex pain, NHS England commissions specialised care. Upon referral to specialist centres, patients can access a range of health professionals, including consultant specialists, clinical nurse specialists, psychologists and physiotherapists and receive specialised treatment.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published guidance on chronic pain in April 2021, which includes recommendations on how chronic pain can be managed through pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches, such as exercise programmes, acupuncture and psychological therapy.
NHS England has established a task and finish group to produce guidance on the provision of services for people living with long-term pain conditions by September 2022. The guidance is aimed at integrated care systems, to provide core principles which can be used to inform the development of local models of care for complex pain.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published its guideline on chronic pain in April 2021 which includes recommendations on how chronic pain can be managed through pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches, such as exercise programmes, acupuncture, and psychological therapy.
While NICE’s guideline describes best practice and should be taken fully into account in the care and treatment of individual patients, it is not mandatory and does not override a medical practitioner’s clinical judgement.
Within the Economy Update on 26th May, the Chancellor announced the Government is urgently evaluating the scale of extraordinary profits in the energy generation sector and the appropriate next steps.
As part of this process, officials are currently engaging with industry stakeholders, to gather evidence on energy generator’s level of profitability and the operation of their business models.
The PM’s ten-point plan and recent energy security strategy has set the UK on a pathway to a significant movement away from gas generation and towards renewables and low-carbon technologies.
The Government recognises that any measures, tax or otherwise, need to be proportionate and avoid creating undue distortion or impacts on UK investment.
The Levelling Up Fund will support urban and rural communities to deliver benefits across the United Kingdom. It is for bidding authorities to put forward the bids that they feel will best support their Levelling Up ambitions across the themes of Regeneration, Culture and Transport.
Local authorities can also use their UK Shared Prosperity Fund allocation for this type of intervention. This includes funding for new, or improvements to existing, community and neighbourhood infrastructure projects including those that increase communities' resilience to natural hazards, such as flooding. This could cover capital spend and running costs.