A representative from the Climate Change Unit in my department has regularly attended meetings of Hydrogen Mobility Ireland (HMI). My department engages with HMI as a policy stakeholder, providing policy context and input; however, the Department is not an author of any outputs from the Group nor does it have any governance function.
Earlier this year, industry representatives from HMI were invited to attend and present at a meeting of Working Group (WG) 4 of the Low Emission Vehicle Taskforce. This working group, co-chaired by my department and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, was tasked with examining the role of incentives and infrastructure in the transition of the transport fleet to alternative (non-electric) fuels. Deliberations from this Working Group are helping to inform policy development recommendations of the overall LEV Taskforce, a Report from which is due for consideration by Government in the coming weeks.
No financial investment has been provided to HMI by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.