Energy networks welcome CBI and University of Birmingham's report on clean heat: Generic: Warm, sleeping, cosy

22 Jul 2020

Energy networks welcome CBI and University of Birmingham's report on clean heat

CBI and University of Birmingham have published a report that explains that substantial acceleration in decarbonising heat in buildings and industrial processes is needed.

Responding to the report, David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association, said:

“Hydrogen-ready boilers are vital to ensuring that people have the clean heat they need in their homes at the times when they need it the most. So we welcome the CBI’s recommendation that from 2025, all new boilers should be hydrogen-ready.

“It’s also important that we don’t forget the supporting infrastructure that we all need to deliver those boilers. This report shows how we can decarbonise our homes and businesses in a way that works with people’s needs, not against them, but only by building a zero carbon gas grid can we deliver on that.”

You can read the report on the CBI website.

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Notes to editors

  • ENA’s Gas Goes Green programme will deliver the world’s first zero carbon gas grid, helping meet the UK’s net zero carbon emissions target. Bringing together the engineering expertise of Britain’s five gas network companies with the wider energy industry, policymakers, and academics, it will make the changes needed to move Britain's gas network infrastructure from delivering methane-based natural gas to zero carbon hydrogen and biomethane. You can find out more here. An infographic of the Gas Goes Green Pathway to Net Zero can be found here.
  • The Gas Goes Green Zero Carbon Commitment can be downloaded here. These investment figures have been submitted by network companies to Ofgem for approval as part of the RIIO-2 price control process, and a decision is expected in July this year.
  • Research on the costs and benefits of hydrogen infrastructure investment can be downloaded here.

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