Third pilot of household hydrogen heating shelved by UK government

The move signals that homes will rely on electricity for low-carbon heating well into the future

A third pilot project to test the use of hydrogen heating in homes has been shelved by the government in the clearest sign to date that households will rely on electricity for low-carbon heating in the coming decades.

The government said it would shelve plans to develop a “hydrogen town” to test whether hydrogen could help to heat homes at scale before taking a final decision after 2026.

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