I live by some simple rules. One of them is that if something bad can happen, it’s very likely it will happen. That is the case if professionals only touch this thing that might go wrong. Even more so when consumers get to work with it. People don’t want to have appliances that they have to manage every day. It pretty much needs to be “use and forget”. But with hydrogen, you cannot do that. It’s a very aggressive gas that corrodes anything it touches and is highly explosive once it comes into contact with air. Don’t forget it corrodes anything. Don’t feign surprise when family homes start to blow up.
Using hydrogen to replace natural gas as a green alternative in boilers is “pretty much impossible”, a minister has admitted, despite the Government planning major trials over the coming decade.