Efforts to tackle one of the most intractable challenges to the UK’s net zero ambitions, decarbonising heat, continued this week via a series of low-carbon commitments and trials aimed at developing a hydrogen heat network. In the same week as the government unveiled a new target to install 600,000 heat pumps a year from 2028 and proposals for a ‘hydrogen town’ to trial the use of hydrogen for heating as part of its 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, leading UK boiler manufacturer Baxi announced it aims to become carbon neutral by 2030. The company confirmed yesterday that it plans to phase out carbon intensive heating systems and ensure its new products all work using low-carbon energy by 2030. The goal will be accompanied by efforts to create a portfolio of cleaner, greener products that will work with low-carbon fuels from 2025, the firm said, either directly in the case of hydrogen boilers, heat pumps, smart electric water heating systems, and heat networks, or indirectly via hydrogen-ready boilers that can be converted after installation.
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