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UK Gas Plans A Carbon-Free Future With Hydrogen

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Eco Business.

This is the introductory paragraph.

A mixture of green hydrogen produced by surplus solar and wind power and bio-methane coming from farms and waste food will ensure the British gas industry a carbon-free future in 30 years, according to the country’s gas network operators.

It’s all part of a programme called Gas Goes Green.

It’s all part of a plan for the UK to go carbon-neutral by 2050, which is enshrined in UK law.

But there is competition to a hydrogen gas grid, as this paragraph from the article explains.

This ambitious plan faces some competition from the advocates of ground-source heat pumps as an alternative for heating homes. The pumps have the advantage of running on green electricity, and cut out the need for gas entirely, but they need to be installed in large numbers.

We should use every trick in the engineering locker to avoid generating carbon-dioxide. Ground source heat pumps, are ideal for new build properties.

I used a ground source heat pump for our indoor swimming pool at our house in Debach in the late 1980s. It was no trouble.

 

April 22, 2020 Posted by | World | , , , , | 2 Comments