Scientists ‘concerned’ over government plans for hydrogen home heating

Letter to prime minister says government should take a cautious approach to fossil-fuel based ‘blue hydrogen’, Daisy Dunne reports

Friday 17 September 2021 02:57
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<p>Scientists have have said that ‘priority needs to be shifting away from fossil fuels towards efficient electricity-based heating and transport systems’ </p>

Scientists have have said that ‘priority needs to be shifting away from fossil fuels towards efficient electricity-based heating and transport systems’

Scientists have expressed their concerns over the government’s plans to consider the use of hydrogen for heating homes.

Britain has pledged to phase out new gas boilers by the mid 2030s as part of plans to get the country to net-zero emissions by 2050.

And in a blueprint set out last month, the government promised to spend just over £100m to “kickstart a world-leading hydrogen economy”, including plans to pilot the use of hydrogen in home heating.

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