Consultation: Draft Hydrogen Action Plan | Scottish Government

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The Scottish Government (Scottish Gaelic: Riaghaltas na h-Alba) is the devolved government of Scotland, formed in 1999 as the Scottish Executive following the 1997 referendum on Scottish devolution.

Overview    On 10 November 2021, the Scottish Government published a draft Hydrogen Action Plan that articulates the actions that will be taken over the next five years to support the development of the hydrogen economy in Scotland which will further their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Scotland’s energy system, homes, industry and transport, while ensuring a just transition.

The Environmental Report and Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment that accompany the Draft Hydrogen Action Plan consider the likely environmental and business and regulatory effects of the Draft Hydrogen Action Plan and compare these against its viable alternatives.

Why your views matter    The draft Hydrogen Action Plan aims to ensure that the Scottish Government take the action needed over the next five years, working in partnership with others, to ensure Scotland is in the best possible position to achieve our ambition of 5GW of hydrogen capacity by 2030. The actions are designed to set Scotland on the pathway to becoming a leading nation by 2045 in the production of reliable, competitive, sustainable hydrogen and to secure Scotland’s future as a centre of international excellence as it establishes the innovation, skills and supply chain that will underpin their energy transition.

This consultation is seeking views on the Draft Hydrogen Action Plan and the accompanying Strategic Environmental Assessment and Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment. Responses are invited by 19th January 2022.

Read the consultation paper here

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