UK must accelerate hydrogen for household heating urges North West Hydrogen Alliance

The North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) is calling on the UK Government to accelerate the use of hydrogen as an alternative heating source for homes.

The call comes as the UK faces the twin challenges of reducing emissions from buildings and securing energy supplies over the winter.

Decarbonising domestic heat is one of the toughest issues facing the UK as it looks to deliver on Net-Zero. Critics claim hydrogen’s high cost and poor energy efficiency mean the gas isn’t a viable solution. Around 85% of homes are equipped with natural gas boilers.

But the NWHA points to wider carbon dioxide (CO2) benefits, stating that using hydrogen could cut average household CO2 emissions by 2.4 tonnes annually, according to a new ‘Hydrogen Heat in the North West’ report.

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