The challenge we all face
For Britain to meet the challenge of climate change, we need to replace the carbon-emitting natural gas that 85% of our homes rely upon for heating, hot water and cooking.
We believe that the best way to do that is to replace that gas with a combination of hydrogen and biomethane, working in partnership with an increased use of electricity.
What is Gas Goes Green?
Bringing together all five of Britain’s gas network companies, our Gas Goes Green programme is our response to that challenge. The changes that we will introduce through this programme will:
- Reduce carbon emissions from Britain's homes in a way that means that people can use their heating, hot water and cooking exactly as they are used to, using existing central heating systems to help keep bills down.
- Use our world-leading expertise to deliver hydrogen and biomethane to homes, offices and industry safely and securely - whilst supporting people’s ability to choose the right appliances for their homes, offices and factories.
- Mean that Britain’s gas network companies will deliver long-term, sustainable investment in communities around the country, creating new demand for clean technologies and green gas, stimulating new green industries, supply chains & jobs.
How will you do that?
The programme will research, co-ordinate and implement the changes needed to convert Britain’s world-leading 284,000km of gas network infrastructure to run on hydrogen and biomethane.
To do that, we are following the Gas Goes Green Pathway to Net Zero, which sets out the actions that need to be taken to deliver the world’s first zero carbon gas grid by 2050.
Authored by Navigant, this Pathway has been developed in consultation with the wider energy industry and independently peer-reviewed by some of the UK’s leading energy experts at Imperial College. You can find the full report under the ‘Related content’ section on the right of this page.
Tomorrow's Heat, Today's Opportunity
With a growing focus on the Government’s future decision on home heat decarbonisation, the programme will be accompanied by events, webinars and digital activity setting out how hydrogen and biomethane mean that “tomorrow’s heat is today’s opportunity”. This includes:
- How gas network plans will reduce carbon emissions from Britain’s homes in a way that means we can use our heating, hot water & cooking as we’re used to, using people’s existing central heating systems to help keep bills down.
- How gas network innovation projects are using Britain’s world-leading expertise so gas networks can deliver hydrogen to Britain’s homes, businesses and industry safely – whilst maintaining secure energy supplies for us all.
- How hydrogen in Britain’s homes, businesses and industry will lead to green investment in communities around the country, supporting green jobs and skills in industry.
You can find out more on the Gas Goes Green “Tomorrow’s Heat, Today’s Opportunity” in our digital hub.
Reducing the carbon emissions from our heating, hot water and cooking is an issue that will impact all of us, and stakeholder engagement is at the heart of our work.
In the ‘Related content’ section on the right of this web page you can find some the key publications that underpin our work.
In the ‘Related news’ section at the bottom of this web page you can find out more about our latest publications and announcements, including explanatory blogs, contributions from our members and other materials.
We’ve also brought together some of the energy industry’s leading minds as part of our Review Group and we hold Inisght Forums twice a year. The Gas Goes Green Insight Forums are open to all, sign up to be added to the invite list.
Do you have a question about Gas Goes Green? You can find out more by getting in touch.