Heat pumps vs hydrogen
As alternatives, hydrogen boilers have been suggested, and models that could switch to burn hydrogen are suggested to cost around £100 more than the £2,000 standard gas boiler design. Climate advisors have suggested that the limited supply of hydrogen may result in this option only heating around 11% homes, however.
Therefore, heat pumps are expected to be the most widely adopted replacement – costing between £6,000 – £18,000.
Although subsidised, we have reported on several occasions that the Government needs offer long-term incentives to help the affordability of not only the heat pump, but improved home insulation too, which is a key to heat pump efficiency.
The IEA’s new study sets out what it believes to be a realistic road map to achieve net zero carbon in 2050. Crucially, it sees no place for new supplies of coal, oil or gas.
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