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Hydrogen plan must move beyond ambition to delivery

11 Apr 2022
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GMB, the energy union, has responded to the Government’s announcement of £240 million to support the production of hydrogen.

Gary Smith, GMB General Secretary, said:

"GMB called for the hydrogen production target to be doubled - but the Government must now move beyond ambitions and offer a serious plan for delivery.

"Most of the Government's hydrogen funding had already been announced and workers in the gas sector and energy-intensive industries need Ministers to go further and provide certainty over their futures.

"We cannot repeat the scandal of the existing renewables funding mechanism:  a green poll-tax that has seen billions of pounds of taxpayers' money fund projects that repeatedly export essential UK jobs overseas." 

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