In a letter to the business secretary, a number of environmental groups have called on the government to take steps to ensure that development of the technology does not further the country’s “addiction to fossil fuels” and is only used where it is truly necessary. For example, the government should “avoid” committing to a nationwide rollout of hydrogen-ready boilers, the letter says. It argues that the widespread use of hydrogen in home heating is an “idea promoted by the fossil fuel industry” which could “lock the UK into fossil fuel infrastructure and fossil fuel supply” for years to come. The government is due to imminently set out its strategy for how hydrogen will be used in efforts to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
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