The first UK-wide citizens’ assembly on climate change has published a report, setting out a clean, internally consistent and timely path for how the UK can reach its legally binding target of net zero emissions by 2050.
Released today, the report recognises the role of hydrogen in the future of heating, stating that the zero emission fuel “works with our current infrastructure and is easy to transition to.”
The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has praised the Climate Assembly for its recognition of hydrogen within the Path to Net Zero report.
Mike Foster, Chief Executive of EUA, said, “They need to reduce our carbon emissions is a given, but we must remember that ultimately the consumer is at the centre of that journey. Being selective in our approach to low carbon heating will cost the consumer and the planet.”
“The Climate Assembly has recognised via their report that green hydrogen would be the ideal solution. The gas grid, using biomethane or hydrogen can deliver low carbon heating.”
“The future plans for low carbon heating must reflect how people actually live in their homes. Gas boilers are affordable, convenient, and able to deliver on our carbon targets.”
“Changing the type of gas in the grid to a low carbon version, such as biomethane or hydrogen, will delivery low carbon heating at a price consumers can afford.”
“The UK needs to preserve the environment for future generations and that means being creative and innovative in how we tackle climate change. Industry is already working to deliver solutions for hydrogen deployment now we need Government to act.”