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UK Hydrogen Strategy - the clean fuel of the future

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In August 2021, the UK government released its Hydrogen Strategy focused on fast-tracking a thriving clean hydrogen economy to deliver 5 GW production by 2030. Low carbon hydrogen is essential if the UK meets Carbon Budget Six by the mid-2030s and net-zero by 2050. 

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Zero-emission aviation project takes off at Orkney's Kirkwall Airport

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Internal flights between the Orkney Islands are to become greener. A recently launched eighteen-month project will test various low carbon emission aircraft on short routes between the islands. The aircraft power sources will include hydrogen fuel cells, batteries, and sustainable aviation fuels. The project will also assess the feasibility of using drones for delivering medical supplies.

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Solar photovoltaic revolution - PV's take centre stage in worlds energy economy

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The world is bathed in energy beamed directly from our sun. The energy content of solar radiation is sufficient to supply all the planet's power requirements multiple times over. Unlike coal and other fossil fuels, the sun's energy will never run out. It is also entirely non-polluting, and doesn't result in carbon dioxide emissions. But converting ...
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