HI-ACT Webinar: Community Perspectives on Hydrogen

On 1st February 2022, HI-ACT hosted its first webinar. Hear from two key stakeholders about the challenges and opportunities hydrogen can bring to two different communities. Dr Matthew Scott outlines the issues hydrogen can create for domestic users: safety, costs, fuel-poor schemes and the consumers journey. Neil Kermode provides insights on how hydrogen is being used as a tool to solve grid constraints as a way to export energy in the marine sector in Orkney.


Chair: Prof David Flynn, University of Glasgow. HI-ACT Work Package 3 Lead.

Dr Matthew Scott, NEA: Hydrogen transitions and fuel poverty in the UK

Neil Kermode, EMEC: Orkney Wind Energy, perspectives on green hydrogen Discussion and Q&A


About the Speakers: Dr Matthew Scott is a Senior Research and Policy Officer at National Energy Action (NEA), the UK’s national fuel poverty charity working across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. He works across several of NEA’s research and evaluation projects, and previous worked on hydrogen transitions and energy justice at Newcastle University. Neil Kermode is the Managing Director of EMEC – the world’s leading test facility for wave and tidal energy converters. EMEC is also pioneering the development of a hydrogen economy in Orkney and is Project Director for the ReFLEX Orkney which is seeking to develop an integrated, affordable, low-carbon energy system for the future.


Click here to watch the webinar.