Responding to the Hydrogen Strategy unveiled by the Government on 17 August, Alex said:
“The Hydrogen Strategy is a positive step forward and, with proper backing from the Government, can unlock billions of pounds of investment and create thousands of well paid, good quality jobs – many of them based in and around Teesside.
“Teesside is leading the way in the Net Zero agenda. We have the skills and expertise here, and I’ve long championed our area as a potential home for a carbon capture and storage cluster. The Hydrogen Strategy could accelerate this ambition if given the proper backing.
“I will continue to lobby the Government to support decarbonisation and leading role Teesside plays in this agenda, and to bring good quality jobs and training opportunities to the area that local people can really benefit from.”
The strategy can be found here: UK hydrogen strategy – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)