Reuters reported that Britain announced GBP 390 million of spending for low carbon technology, most of which will go to the steel industry in a fund to help it reduce emissions. The announcement of GBP 250 million Clean Steel Funds was accompanied by a GBP 100 million fund to develop the production of hydrogen, which emits no greenhouse gas when burned. The remaining GBP 40 million will be spent on much smaller projects, including 150,000 pounds for a Scottish gin distillery heated by hydrogen instead of natural gas, reducing emissions by the equivalent of 18 cars. The funding is part of Britain’s efforts to meet its target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to help curb rising global temperatures.
Climate Change Minister Ian Duncan said “Developing hydrogen technology has the potential to not only reduce emissions from industry, but could also help us seize the opportunities of the global shift to cleaner economies.”
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