Increasing hydrogen investment in South Wales and South West England


United Kingdom – The development of low carbon energy will be led by South West England and South Wales, which will help the UK achieve net zero goals.

The GW4 Alliance and the Western Gateway partnership have unveiled a new vision for why the region is prepared to accelerate the development of this energy source as a Hydrogen Ecosystem, cooperating to share knowledge and solutions.

The most prevalent element in the universe, hydrogen, has long been proposed as a potential energy source to aid in the global decarbonization process. It is currently being tested as a potential low carbon energy source for industry decarbonization, home heating, and needs for transport, distribution, and shipping.

Working together

The UK government’s plans to achieve net zero have highlighted the use of hydrogen as an energy source, with the goal of increasing production to 10 GW and the designation of a new national champion. Businesses, industries, universities, research organizations, and local governments throughout the South West and South Wales are already setting the pace in the development of this energy source across many of its potential uses, from the Milford Haven Energy Kingdom to the Swindon Hydrogen Hub.

The GW4 Alliance unites the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, and Exeter while the Western Gateway Partnership represents the economic engine of South Wales and Western England. In order to improve collaboration, share solutions, and increase awareness of the level of activity on a global stage in order to attract investment, both parties are collaborating to bring together experts from across the region.