Today’s Solutions: October 22, 2021

A couple of months ago, the United Kingdom announced that it would eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050. Be that as it may, this ambitious goal is undermined by the country’s slow-moving pace to overhaul its heavy and energy industries, which are both a major source of employment and profit.

Now that’s about to change, as a bunch of energy giants in the UK have ignited multibillion-pound plans to reduce the carbon footprint of the industrial facilities located in the Humber estuary, creating the first major carbon-neutral industrial cluster in the UK. The Humber region is one of the country’s key industrial zones, contributing billions to the United Kingdom’s economy. This, however, makes it one of the leading sources of carbon emissions in the country.

The ambitious initiative will involve trialing world-leading technology to capture and store carbon emissions from factory and power plant fumes before they enter the atmosphere. It also hopes to use carbon capture, while breaking down natural gas to create hydrogen, which can be used in industry, heating, and transport without creating emissions.

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