Chart of the week | Hybrid hydrogen heating hopes

In a recent Chart of the week, we discussed developments on blending hydrogen with gas supplies as a means to help lower carbon emissions associated with heating.

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) issued its Hydrogen in a Low-Carbon Economy report on 22 November, which set out the latest thinking on the potential roles hydrogen can play in meeting decarbonisation targets by 2050.

One of the key takeaways is that evidence from recent trials points to the potential for hydrogen boiler and heat pump hybrid systems to “almost completely displace fossil fuel use in buildings”, as opposed to blending hydrogen with gas that would not.

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