Hundreds of homes in Scotland will soon become the first in the world to use 100% green hydrogen to heat their properties and cook their meals as part of a new trial that could help households across the country replace fossil fuel gas. Three hundred homes in Fife will be fitted with free hydrogen boilers, heaters and cooking appliances to be used for more than four years in the largest test of whether zero carbon hydrogen, made using renewable energy and water, could help meet Britain’s energy goals. “Sectors such as heat are difficult to decarbonize, and the importance of gas networks to the UK’s current energy supply means projects like this are crucial if we are to deliver low carbon energy reliably and safely to all consumers,” said Antony Green, the head of the National Grid’s hydrogen project.

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