NDM7277 Plaid Cymru Debate - Decarbonisation

NDM7277 Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)    

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the need to reduce our carbon footprint and notes the potential of hydrogen as one form to help us decarbonise.

2. Welcomes the establishment of the Wales Hydrogen Trade Association.

3. Notes that Wales, with its vast natural resources, has the opportunity to join the pioneers in moving hydrogen forward rapidly for environmental, health and economic benefits.

4. Acknowledges the study already underway to use Anglesey as a pilot area for hydrogen schemes, as well as schemes underway in several other areas of Wales.

5. Calls on the Welsh Government to produce a Welsh hydrogen strategy.


The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new point after point 1 and renumber accordingly:

Notes the UK Government’s investment into the hydrogen power sector, including a recent investment of £28 million into low-carbon hydrogen production projects across the UK as part of the Hydrogen Supply Programme.

Amendment 2 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to invest in zero-emission transport infrastructure, such as hydrogen-powered public transport that has been introduced elsewhere in the UK, as part of a wider strategy to tackle air pollution and carbon emissions.

Amendment 3 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Further calls on the Welsh Government to engage constructively with the UK Government to develop Wales’s hydrogen power sector, and to work with universities and businesses within the sector to ensure that Wales is at the forefront of this emerging technology.


Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 04/06/2021

Decision due: 26 Feb 2020 by Plenary - Fifth Senedd

Lead member: Siân Gwenllian MS