The government announced that households and businesses will benefit from £90mn to cut carbon emissions in industry and homes. BEIS said on Tuesday 18 February that £70mn will include funding for two of Europe’s first-ever low carbon hydrogen production plants – the first on the banks of the Mersey, the second planned for near Aberdeen. A third project will develop technology to harness offshore wind off the Grimsby coast to power electrolysis and produce hydrogen. The remaining £20mn will be used to fund projects aimed at cutting household emissions and bills through nine UK-wide local smart energy projects. BEIS said over 250,000 people could have their homes powered by local renewable sources by 2030.