Homeowners could still install gas boilers after they are banned because “hydrogen-ready” models will be allowed and may never switch over. The Government wants to end gas boiler installations from around 2035 to cut the 14 per cent of UK emissions that come from home heating. But the phase-out date is likely to include an exception for hydrogen-ready, which work on natural gas but can run on the alternative when it is available. This could lead to hydrogen-ready boilers being installed, although it is unclear whether they will ever be able to switch, with the Government’s advisers saying hydrogen will only be suitable in around 11 per cent of homes. Experts say people may have to switch again, as more regulation comes in to end the use of natural gas, or they are left using expensive hydrogen.
Telegraph 26th May 2021 read more »