Prompted by the government’s challenge to the SWLEP, the discussion and debate about how best to provide for the future as the transition from fossil fuels to low and zero carbon energy provision has begun.

Ricardo, which has been selected to support the local energy strategy, provided deep insights about current and future energy needs of the area, helping delegates to set the agenda for a sustainable future that supports growth and opportunity.

With the grid capacity for new developments constrained, a need for warm and energy efficient homes and affordable low carbon option for business on the agenda, there was a healthy discussion about the opportunities from new technologies.

Delegates were keen to understand more about how hydrogen technologies can provide efficient and clean energy to a range of applications. This introduction to hydrogen and fuel cells provides a handy guide on the subject.