Coalition call for hydrogen-ready boilers to be mandated from 2025

Any new boiler installed in UK homes should be hydrogen-ready from 2025, a coalition of gas boiler manufacturers and grid operators has told Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

In an open letter to the PM, leading gas boiler manufacturers Baxi Heating and Worcester Bosch have joined forces with all five of Britain’s gas grid operators to call for hydrogen-ready boilers to be mandated from four years’ time, in-line with the ambition the Prime Minister set out in his recent Ten Point Plan For A Green Industrial Revolution announcement.

Britain’s household carbon emissions need to drop by 95% between now and 2050. The groundbreaking 2020 Climate Assembly UK found that 94% of assembly members ‘strongly agreed’ or ‘agreed’ that people in different parts of the country should be offered different solutions to zero carbon heating.

The companies argue the move is necessary to ensure that Britain’s homes have a choice of different types of low carbon heating appliances in the future, such as hydrogen-ready boilers, heat pumps or innovative hybrid technologies bringing the two technologies together.

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