‘No silver bullets’: Kwasi Kwarteng asserts that both heat pumps and hydrogen boilers will help drive decarbonisation. Business Secretary tells MPs Heat and Buildings Strategy will arrive ‘soon’, as speculation continues to mount over how the government will look to slash domestic emissions.
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Smart meters will be rendered useless if Britain moves to hydrogen-powered homes in the future, Kwasi Kwarteng, the Business Secretary, has admitted. Trials are under way to look at the feasibility of replacing natural gas with hydrogen to enable the UK to meet its target of decarbonising home heating by 2050. Mr Kwarteng said on Wednesday that all homes with gas boilers could potentially be switched to hydrogen, depending on the outcome of trials to assess its safety and viability. But he acknowledged that would require the replacement of smart meters, which work by measuring the gas flow, because of the chemical differences between hydrogen and methane.
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