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Gas Grids Plot Course for U.K.’s First Hydrogen Town by 2030

  • Pilot program for hydrogen due to start in northeast England
  • Household appliances need to be tested for use with hydrogen
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Britain’s natural gas network operators set out a strategy for delivering the U.K.’s first hydrogen-heated town by 2030.

The Hydrogen Network Plan published Thursday follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s commitment to harnessing the clean fuel’s potential in his November 10-point plan for a “Green Industrial Revolution.” Enthusiasm for hydrogen is booming, with many countries seeing it key to decarbonizing some of the most polluting sectors.