HYDROGEN boilers will cost no more than gas ones, saving Brits hundreds of pounds, top firms say. The Big Four boiler firms have joined forces to vow a new price promise, meaning consumers will save a total of £2.3billion if they upgrade to an eco-friendly hydrogen model in future. The new tech from Worcester Bosch, Valliant, Baxi and Ideal will save thousands of tonnes of emissions being pumped out from gas which is used now. Experts previously estimated they would be at least £100 more. Mike Foster, Chief Executive of the boiler industry’s trade association, the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) who brokered the deal, says the price-promise is a major boost to consumers and the fight against climate change. It comes after The Sun revealed last week that ministers are considering pushing back the ban on new boilers back from 2035. The move would give Brits more time to swap over and for the price of new tech to come down, but risks missing crucial net zero goals by 2050. Boris Johnson needs to take action to curb emissions from heating to meet his eco-goals, with a plan expected in the coming months ahead of the COP26. But the news came as ministers prepare to sign off moves to guarantee energy firms a minimum price for hydrogen, through subsidies.
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Boiling point: Can boiler firms deliver on their hydrogen-ready price promise? Boiler manufacturers stake claim for future green heating market by calling for a phase-out of new fossil gas boilers from 2025. Boilermakers are betting on the claims of the future green heating market by demanding the phasing out of new fossil gas boilers from 2025. The battle for control of the emerging green heating market has intensified last week, and companies are waiting for the government’s long-promised strategy to build the UK’s hydrogen industry and decarbonize homes and buildings. Late last week, the UK’s largest boilermaker worked together to announce a promise to homeowners switching to hydrogen-enabled equipment that it would cost them to buy a pure fossil fuel gas equivalent.
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