Introduction to the Hydrogen Science Coalition
The HSC are a group of independent academics, scientists and engineers who are specialists in hydrogen from production to potential end use sectors. We want to ensure that policy decisions on hydrogen reﬂect the most effective path forward in Scotland/UK’s journey towards net zero emissions by 2045/50.
It is abundantly clear that the Scottish Government understands that, done well, decarbonisation can create jobs, future-proof Scottish industries, improve air quality and cut consumer bills.
Delivering net zero is about deploying all the solutions we have within the right sectors, ensuring that we tap into all expertise available to guide decisions. A well thought through, evidence supported, strategy on hydrogen is a key part of that plan.
The terms of reference provided by the SAC presupposes that there is an extensive societal, environmental and commercial beneﬁt for hydrogen production in Scotland.
The HSC’s key concern is that Scotland is moving at pace with a hydrogen strategy that has not been fully evidenced tested against other Scottish net zero pathways, notably electriﬁcation.
You can download our original submission here.