UKGBC sees ‘considerable risks and negligible opportunities’ for hydrogen-ready boiler mandate

The UK Green Building Council has today (March 23) responded to the UK’s Hydrogen Boiler Consultation, saying it sees “considerable risks and negligible opportunities” to make boilers hydrogen-ready.

In a consultation launched in December 2022, the UK Government called for views on proposals to mandate that from 2026 all newly installed gas boilers are hydrogen-ready as it looks to reduce domestic gas consumption.

“The Government’s view is that there is a strong case for the introduction of hydrogen-ready boilers as standard from this date [2026],” wrote the UKBGC, saying it disagreed with the notion.

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