Hydrogen for heating? Decarbonization options for households in the United Kingdom in 2050. In this assessment, we project the costs for a typical single-family UK household and climate performance in 2050 using low-GHG or GHG-neutral hydrogen, renewable electricity, or a combination of both. The two most likely heating technologies that would use hydrogen in 2050 are boilers or fuel cells with an auxiliary hydrogen boiler for cold spells. Even in the case that both renewable electricity prices were 50% higher and natural gas prices 50% lower than we assume, a heat pump would still be the most cost-effective option.
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