Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie, welcomes its appointment to the UK Government’s Hydrogen Advisory Council Working Groups. We are pleased to support the Council as part of both the 2020’s Deployment Roadmap and Sector Development working groups. The working groups will further the work of the Hydrogen Advisory Council which was set up by Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, to bring together Government and industry to identify and promote actions required to enable the supply of low carbon hydrogen at scale for use across the energy system, addressing near-term challenges and maximising opportunities for business in this rapidly growing area.
The Government's ‘10-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution’ launched at the end of last year reaffirms their commitment to publish a hydrogen strategy in early 2021 alongside a package of measures on hydrogen. Working with industry, the UK is aiming for 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030.
"Baker McKenzie has been in the vanguard of law firms advising across the energy transition and hydrogen has been very much part of this. Our experience across Europe, Asia and the US, where we recently advised on the Advanced Clean Energy Storage (ACES) Project, the first ever coal to hydrogen power station conversion, provide us with practical experience and wide comparable knowledge to assist the UK Government in developing a hydrogen strategy that is right for the UK market, and enhances the UK's export potential in the hydrogen economy", noted Neil Donoghue.
Baker McKenzie relishes the opportunity to support the UK Government in its efforts to encourage the acceleration of technologies to get us to Net-Zero.