- hydrogen /HAHY-druh-juhn /
- emission /ih-MISH-uhn/
- subsidy /SUHB-si-dee/
- consultation /kon-suhl-TEY-shuhn/
- Labor /LEY-ber/
[noun] – a chemical element that is the lightest gas, has no color, taste, or smell, and combines with oxygen to form water
Hydrogen combines chemically with oxygen to form water.
[noun] – the act of sending out gas, heat, light, etc.
Carbon dioxide emissions, for example, should be kept at their current levels.
[noun] – money given as part of the cost of something, to help or encourage it to happen
The subsidy for company cars is to be phased out next year.
[noun] – a meeting to discuss something or to get advice
A 30-minute consultation will cost £40.
[noun] – The Labor Party, the political party in Great Britain that believes in social equality, a more equal sharing out of wealth, and the rights of workers
What is the Labour Party’s policy on immigration?
Subsidies have been proposed to close the gap between the current cost of manufacturing hydrogen and the cost of conventional fuels. This plan has been the subject of government consultation. Labor agrees that hydrogen has great potential, but claims that the government has not invested as much as other countries. There is no CO2 emission when hydrogen gas is used as a fuel. It can be used to power fuel cells, which are devices that generate energy through an electrochemical reaction, or it can be burned in a boiler or car engine to generate electricity.
As a result, it’s a low-carbon, multipurpose fuel that can power automobiles, trucks, and trains, as well as heat our homes and power industrial processes like steel production. By 2030, the government hopes to have 5GW of hydrogen production capacity in place, with the industry expected to be worth £900 million and employ more than 9,000 people.
- Do you know anything that is powered by hydrogen? Please tell me something about it.
- Does your country want hydrogen electricity in the future? Why do you think so?
- If you had the chance, would you propose to hydrogen electricity? Why or why not?
- Do you agree with the idea of the UK’s government?
- In your opinion, will this idea be successful? Why or why not?