Heat subsidies leave hydrogen and fuel cells out in the cold

30 May 2014

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The inhabitants of a frequently cold and windy country like the UK need to heat their homes, even in what is loosely termed “summer”. This is achieved mostly by natural gas-fed boilers – but this dependence on gas is unsustainable in the long term if the country aims to meet its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, writes Dr Paul Dodds (UCL Energy Institute) in The Conversation.