- REA launches ‘Green Gas Forum’, supporting the industry across heat, power and transport usages;
- Launch follows the publication of the REA Strategy which identified a range of actions to be taken to decarbonise energy sector;
- REA has over 550 members and led the development of several key renewable support schemes – its expertise will help unlock the regulatory challenges faced by clean hydrogen
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) have launched a new hydrogen working group which aims to forward the clean hydrogen agenda within government.
The ‘Green Gas forum’ replaces the long-established ‘Biogas forum’, a move which the REA says is necessary to reflect the importance of all green gases. Clean hydrogen, in combination with biomethane and other green gases, is seen by the REA as crucial to decarbonise heat, power, transport and industry. Green and bio-hydrogen, which can deliver zero or even negative GHG emissions, has a long-term role to play in delivering net zero.
It is hoped that the REA’s experience in the area of biomethane, renewable transport, energy storage and flexible power, will help unlock the regulatory barriers faced by clean hydrogen.
Frank Gordon, Director of Policy at the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA), said:
“Earlier this year we published the REA Strategy, a pathway which identifies a range of actions that need to be taken to decarbonise the energy sector. Green and bio-hydrogen, which can deliver zero or even negative GHG emissions, have a long-term role to play in delivering net zero – growth in this area is crucial if the Government is going to meet its ambitions.
“The ‘Green Gas forum’ will play an important part in pressing for policy change for clean hydrogen, biomethane and other green gases – I’m looking forward to continuing our partnership with our 550 members to press for progress.”
Kiara Zennaro, Head of Heat at the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA), said: “The REA has a long history of championing and supported its members in the complex challenge of decarbonising the UK’s gas network for the use in heat and transport.
“It is the right time to we expand our scope to include all green gases so we can help unlock the regulatory barriers faced by clean hydrogen. Clean hydrogen, along with biomethane and other green gases, is crucial to decarbonising heat, power, transport and industry, so we will be working closely with Government to move this agenda forward.”
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About the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA)
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (known as the REA) is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, power and the Circular Economy. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation representing fourteen sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicle charging. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.
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