We’ve published the details of the work we’ll deliver through our Gas Goes Green programme this year. Here’s the top 3 things you need to know about where the programme will go next.
Energy Networks 11th March 2021 read more »
The UK’s major gas network companies have announced their intention to move forward with research and plans that enable the injection of more low carbon gas into Britain’s gas grid. The Energy Network Association (ENA) this morning published an annual roadmap for its Gas Goes Green programme, which sets out how the sector intends to start replacing the fossil fuel gas that heats the majority of homes in the UK with greener alternatives, in particular hydrogen and biomethane, over the coming year. The plan sets out a number of priorities for the sector, including a promise to produce plans for how gas networks can deliver on the government’s target of blending 20 per cent of hydrogen in Britain’s gas network from 2023. Another key focus set out in the blueprint is for gas networks to start establishing the right licensing agreements to build the infrastructure needed for hydrogen use in industrial regions of the UK. The industry will also be focused on boosting biomethane production, creating new green gas markets for farmers, and finding ways to convert existing biogas power plants so that they can inject biomethane to the gas grid, according to the document. Meanwhile, debates over which green heat technologies are likely to dominate the market continue, with energy network companies’ vision for replacing fossil fuel gas in pipes with low carbon alternatives weighed against calls for the replacement of gas-based heating systems with electric and ground-source heat pumps. The ENA’s plans were unveiled in the same week as a new report argued that heat pumps present a lower cost pathway for decarbonising domestic heating when compared to hydrogen.
Business Green 11th March 2021 read more »