The Government has set a target for the UK to be net zero by 2050.

That means reducing harmful CO2 emissions by 100%. Those emissions come from burning fossil fuels like coal, diesel and fossil gas – to power our industries, run our cars and lorries and heat our homes and businesses. We have to find new ways – greener ways – to do these things.

As the UK works towards reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, it’s important to take action as soon as possible, starting to decarbonise heating and replace natural gas with a greener alternative. At Cadent, we believe one of the best options for this is hydrogen and we are working on a number of projects to support and inform the Government’s plans over the next few years.

The Hydrogen Village will play an important role in our path to Net Zero – helping the Government make a policy decision by 2026 on how to decarbonise heating and what the role of the gas networks will be in delivering hydrogen.

If selected, the Whitby Village Project will be a key milestone on the Government’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, which sets out a framework to build back better, support green jobs and accelerate the UK’s path to Net Zero. It is one of several programmes designed to demonstrate how hydrogen can make heating more environmentally friendly.

The Future of Gas pages on our website contain the details of our other projects as well as our own 10 Point Plan, detailing how we are working towards supplying low carbon energy to homes and businesses.

The timeline shows the planned delivery milestones set out by Government for hydrogen trials between now and the 2030s.