UK Energy Minister: Hydrogen will have limited role in home heating

Lord Callanan stated that while hydrogen might have a small role in local areas, it won’t be a major player in home heating due to practical challenges and efficiency concerns

Lord Callanan, the UK’s Energy Minister, has stated that hydrogen will not play a significant role in heating homes in the country, indicating a shift away from hydrogen for domestic heating.

Speaking on The Climate Show with Tom Heap, Lord Callanan noted that while hydrogen might have a small role in specific localised areas, it won’t be a major player in home heating.

Lord Martin Callanan said: “It is clear that the vast majority of decarbonisation of home heating in the UK will be electrification.

“If we have hydrogen production locally it might play a small role in some localised areas.”

The government has been exploring hydrogen as an alternative to natural gas for home heating, but concerns about the energy-intensive production of clean hydrogen and the efficiency of other alternatives, like heat pumps, have led to reevaluation.

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