Is hydrogen the future of heat in the UK?

Hydrogen could be used in the future to heat homes and businesses in the UK, Ofgem’s new Decarbonisation Action Plan says.

According to the report, in 2017, just 4.5% of the energy used for heating the UK’s 29 million homes and other non-residential buildings was from a low carbon source.

If the UK is to meet its current ambitious climate target of net zero emissions by 2050, this number needs to rise significantly.

As the energy regulator, Ofgem has a pivotal role in paving the way for the energy sector to decarbonise and it needs to make sure that happens at the lowest cost to consumers.

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