A financial package to support the future of hydrogen energy in Greater Brighton, UK

2022-05-01 0 By

Greater Brighton in the UK has been awarded a package of financial assistance to launch a low hydrocarbon economy plan for the region and support the introduction of hydrogen solutions.The Greater Brighton Economic Council (GBEB) yesterday (14 February) donated £25,000 to the Hydrogen Sussex Fund as part of a new energy initiative aimed at reducing Brighton’s carbon footprint and becoming carbon neutral by 2030.The council, made up of seven councils as well as businesses and universities, aims to lead the shift to cleaner, renewable energy and lay the foundations for a prosperous low-carbon economy.Hydrogen Sussex is focused on creating a hydrogen industry that could eventually support more than 9,000 jobs and attract 4 billion pounds ($5.41 billion) of private investment to the UK.Peter Lamb MP, chairman of the Greater Brighton Economic Council, said: “Moving to greener fuels such as hydrogen is vital as we move towards net zero emissions to limit climate change.Hydrogen will play a vital role in developing affordable zero-carbon energy systems.”We want to lead the way in greater Brighton by becoming cleaner and greener.This initiative is an important step towards reducing our carbon footprint and helping us develop new green industries for the future.”Abigail Dombey, chair of HYDROGEN Sussex, said: “We are delighted that HYDROGEN Sussex has secured this funding from Greater Brighton.Hydrogen is going to be the key to getting to net zero.”There are a lot of really exciting hydrogen projects going on across the region.The award will identify our strengths as a region and help us and our members take the next steps to attract funding opportunities to the region.”