Net zero by 2050
The government has set a target for the UK to be net zero by 2050. That means reducing harmful CO2 emissions by 100 per cent.
To achieve this ambition, the government is exploring wide-ranging plans to transform how energy is produced and used, how people travel, and how our natural environment can be restored. This includes advancing the deployment of offshore wind, solar energy generation, electric vehicles and hydrogen and Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS).
The HyNet North West Hydrogen Pipeline and the wider HyNet North West low carbon cluster have a vital role to play in delivering this.
Opportunities HyNet North West will unlock
With a bold history of innovation and industry, the North West is a natural choice to lead the UK toward decarbonisation and achieving net zero.
While establishing the region as a hub of innovation and clean growth, HyNet North West will create opportunities that will directly benefit the region:
- It will attract inward investment to increase regional prosperity
- It will boost the region’s reputation as a highly attractive location for sustainable organisations
- It will provide opportunities for local people to develop new skills and to train to work in exciting and innovative sectors
- It will directly create thousands of new jobs
While HyNet North West will create these opportunities, the hydrogen pipeline will play a key role in helping them become a reality.
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The HyNet North West low carbon cluster will:
- Reduce carbon emissions by 10 million tonnes a year by 2030
- Provide nearly 50 per cent of the total hydrogen needed to meet the UK’s net zero targets
- Single-handedly deliver 80 per cent of the UK’s clean power targets for transport, industry and homes by 2030