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Hydrogen: Liverpool City Region

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 125270, tabled on 18 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to take into account the Mayor of Liverpool City Region's 2021 manifesto commitment to replace methane with hydrogen in the city region’s gas grid by 2035 when assessing areas to progress hydrogen village trials.

Answered on

28 February 2022

The Government is supporting industry to deliver community trials of 100% hydrogen heating. BEIS and Ofgem received Gas Distribution Network Operators’ outline proposals for the village trial in December 2021. The Government expects that one or more of these will be selected to be developed into detailed proposals. The final decision on where the village trial will take place is expected in 2023 ahead of a trial start date of 2025.