Hydrogen would cost up to 90% more than gas for households claims report

Replacing gas with hydrogen for home heating would result in huge energy bill rises for households over the next three decades, according to a report by energy analysts Cornwall Insight.

The report, commissioned by MCS Charitable Foundation, projects that hydrogen would cost 70-90% more than gas on average.

The authors conclude that hydrogen will be a much more expensive heating fuel than natural gas and it would be better to prioritise other technologies to decarbonise domestic heating, like heat pumps.

This comes as the UK Government is preparing to decide next year whether to allow blending of up to 20% hydrogen into the gas network, and is due to make a decision on rolling out hydrogen for home heating on a mass scale in 2026.

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