The White Elephant of Green Hydrogen

By Paul Homewood


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According to GWPF deputy director Andrew Montford:

Between the wind farm’s electricity and heating your home with hydrogen, there will be highly significant energy losses – that’s basic physics and chemistry. Green hydrogen would be four times the price of natural gas for heating, and twice the price of petrol for driving your car. It’s absurdly unaffordable.”

And if the hydrogen was used to store excess wind power, being turned back into electricity at times of low wind, it would be an order of magnitude more expensive than power from a gas turbine run flat out.

And according to Mr Montford, even a revolution in wind farm costs would not make green hydrogen cheap enough:

Green hydrogen is a white elephant”, he says.

Net Zero cost-sheet 3: The cost of green hydrogen (pdf)


September 6, 2021 at 11:18AM

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