Energy, Wind Power, Decarbonisation, Hydrogen, Electrification, NetZero and Renewables – what do these words mean to you?
Quite rightly, the world is changing, from the UK government announcing huge funding calls and new net zero and energy targets, to David Attenborough encouraging us to ReWild following his new witness statement documentary – the world has a joint call to action that has never been seen before – to save our planet.
So where does industry feature in this? The answer you may have guessed is – heavily. The Humber emits more C02 than any other industrial cluster, and the area is one of the most vulnerable to climate change through flood risk. The Humber economy and 1-10 jobs depend on these high emitting industries; therefore, it is imperative that these jobs are safeguarded though transformation of skills for the clean future.
Decarbonisation will lead to profound changes in the way industry uses energy, and networking and collaboration is key to meeting targets set by the UK Government. CATCH have focused on two of the crucial elements of Decarbonisation, with the launch of two new networks – The Industrial Decarbonisation Network and a new Hydrogen network which will launch in 2021.
As part of these plans, CATCH have submitted a joint bid with the Humber LEP to accelerate the green recovery, including identifying opportunities for inward investment and those looking to diversify to take advantage of low carbon infrastructure. It will also support the UK leadership of decarbonisation technologies and the creation of local jobs and supply chains.
Our Call to Action – simply join us and become a part of our collective voice for decarbonising industry in the Humber region – please contact Katie Hedges, Director of Low Carbon Strategy, CATCH, for an informal chat – firstname.lastname@example.org