The Government is looking north….Finally! With Cop26 firmly on the agenda the Government is starting to ramp up projects with a green agenda. Today they announced at that the United Kingdom’s first homes with household appliances fuelled entirely by hydrogen are going to be built in Gateshead.
It is hoped that these new homes will help us step towards a future where no carbon emissions are released. The project which is being funded by the Hy4Heat Innovation programme is set to launch in April with the aim of eventually setting up a hydrogen neighbourhood and town before the end of this decade.
Hyrdogen produces no carbon at the point of use with the main by-product being water and so is thought to be a key towards cleaner living, job creation and boosting new technologies.
Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said:
From running a hot bath and cooking our evening meals to turning on the heating, most of us use natural gas every day. However, to tackle climate change, we need to find alternatives to fossil fuels and move towards making clean energy the norm.
While these new houses in Gateshead will look like any other, they will showcase how low carbon hydrogen can transform the way we power our homes and offer a glimpse of what the future holds as we build back greener.
So here is hoping the project goes well and the showcase homes can quickly become a reality for greener and more sustainable living, whilst boosting old industrial areas like Gateshead.