A detailed timeline of the path to Hydrogen boilers. Understand what has happened and the future plan for Hydrogen boilers.
18th Nov 2020 – Government release 10 Point Plan
The government’s 10 Point Plan laid out the move to boost hydrogen production with plans for a hydrogen village, town, and eventually city to aid the wholescale transition to hydrogen across the UK
7th December 2020 – Government release Energy White Paper
Issued by BEIS, the Energy White paper set out specific steps for the government to take over the next decade to cut carbon emissions and support 220,000 jobs in the industry
What's happening now
17th August 2021 – Hydrogen Strategy Paper
The Hydrogen Strategy Paper reveals the government’s intentions for hydrogen and how extensive its use will be in achieving net zero 2050
October 2021 -- The Heat and Buildings Strategy
Launched by the government, the strategy builds on the pledges made in the government’s 10 Point Plan, setting ambitious targets to cut carbon emissions from heating and hot water.
November 2021 – COP 26
The annual UN Climate Change Conference is due to take place in November in Glasgow, where world leaders will meet to combat the climate crisis
What's happening next - 2025-2030
2020-2025 – Completion of H2 domestic trials towards Hydrogen Neighbourhood
The completion of these trials should provide proof of hydrogen’s safety and suitability to wholescale distribution in the main gas grid
2025 – Gas boilers squeezed out of new build properties
Installation of gas-fired boilers will be made difficult due to requirements of 75%-80% CO2 reductions. This is in an effort to push the use of lower-carbon alternatives such as heat pumps, which are suitable in such a setting
2025-2030 – Introduction of 20% hydrogen blend into the gas grid
Hydrogen could be blended into the gas grid in the not-so-distant future before a possible transition to wholescale hydrogen use if proved viable
What's happening 2030 and beyond
2030-2035 – 100% hydrogen gas expected into gas grid
The use of hydrogen may transition for wholescale use on the gas grid - again depending on its viability
2035 – Gas-fired boilers removed from the market in favour of hydrogen boilers and heat pumps
If hydrogen gas is fully integrated into the gas grid, homeowners will upgrade to lower-carbon technology, be it hydrogen boilers, heat pumps, or alternative solutions
2030-2050 – Hydrogen conversion rolled out for domestic, dispersed industry, and transport
Hydrogen to potentially be implemented across all walks of life beyond home heating
2050 – Net zero target
Net zero carbon emissions to be achieved
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