The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has revealed a series of targets to tackle climate change, with the publication of a full Climate Action Plan to follow December 2019.
The initial plans, announced on 28 June, include delivering Europe’s largest tidal power project by 2030 and tripling the volume of energy generated by offshore wind in Liverpool Bay by 2032. They further pledged to replace all methane with hydrogen in the city region’s gas grid by 2035 and to have the city region’s hydrogen demand from transport, industry and heat met from clean, locally produced hydrogen from 2023.
A final target is for a network of at least eight zero-carbon refuelling stations – both hydrogen and electric charging – to be delivered across the city region by 2025.
Councillor Gillian Wood, Deputy Portfolio Holder for Low Carbon and Renewable Energy, said: “As a city region we are already one of the leading areas in the country for the low carbon sector, which will only become more important as we decarbonise our economy. We understand the urgency of the climate change threat, which is why we are determined to continue to lead on developing alternative, green, renewable energy sources.”