CCS and hydrogen turbines ‘essential’ for creating net zero energy system

Gas turbines fuelled by hydrogen or fitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS) will be “essential” for creating a net zero energy system, according to analysis from Aurora Energy Research. In a new report, the consultancy forecast that the electrification of heating and transport will push peak power demand to 80GW by 2050, requiring large amounts of flexible and firm low-carbon generation to keep the lights on during extended periods of low renewable output.

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