Hydrogen for home heating: A hot topic for the UK's net zero strategy

Michael Holder
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Hydrogen boilers installed in Spadeadam, Northumberland, as part of a low-carbon heating trial
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Hydrogen boilers installed in Spadeadam, Northumberland, as part of a low-carbon heating trial

A new report argues replacing the gas grid with hydrogen is unrealistic for many buildings in the short term, but net zero heating has few easy solutions

The debate over decarbonising homes - one of the UK's biggest challenges on the path to net zero emissions by 2050 - continues to heat up. For while electric and ground-source heat pumps are set to...

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