Hydrogen boilers heating your homes? Here’s why they are unlikely to take off – Dr Richard Dixon. This week I spoke at an event about the future role – or not – of hydrogen in heating people’s homes. Electricity generated by renewable energy can be used to make hydrogen but it might be more efficient to simply use the electricity itself. The world’s climate scientists have called for “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented” changes in all sectors of society if we are to avoid the worst possibilities of climate change. That means getting out of using fossil fuels as rapidly as we can and doing much more on renewable energy and energy efficiency. We need to electrify lots of things we currently use fossil fuels for, including pretty much everything in heat and transport. We have seen a very impressive rise in renewable electricity but electricity itself makes up only just over 20 per cent of our total energy use, so we need lots more renewable electricity to replace the fossil fuels we currently use.
Scotsman 4th March 2021 read more »
A plan to establish a “world-leading” green hydrogen hub on the Cromarty Firth has been launched today by a new partnership of companies, including utilities giant ScottishPower and three big names from the whisky industry.
Energy Voice 5th March 2021 read more »
Whisky distilleries, homes and transport across the Highlands are set to be powered by hydrogen under plans for a new energy hub at the Port of Cromarty Firth. A feasibility study this month will look into what is needed to ensure clean fuel can be used around the area and help Scotland’s ambitions towards net zero emissions. Tens of millions of pounds of investment are likely to be needed with the potential to create hundreds of jobs.
Times 5th March 2021 read more »