Carbon from UK’s blue hydrogen bid still to equal 1m petrol cars

Government’s plan to use ‘blue’ fossil-fuel hydrogen alongside green version raises concern, say campaigners

Opting for hydrogen that is made using fossil fuels rather than renewable electricity could create up to 8m tonnes of carbon emissions every year by 2050, according to an analysis of government data.

The figures show that the use of fossil-fuel hydrogen, or “blue hydrogen”, would create the same carbon emissions each year that more than a million petrol cars would produce, compared with using zero-carbon “green hydrogen”.

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