According to a new study, nearly half of global customers would consider using hydrogen energy in their homes.
GHD, a professional services firm, has announced the results of a survey that found that half of consumers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States would consider a hydrogen boiler or battery for their homes.
Instead of using natural gas to heat water for home usage, hydrogen boilers employ the zero-emission fuel.
The poll includes responses from over 8,000 people from all across the world in order to determine how shifting attitudes and behaviors may affect the global energy balance.
According to GHD, 87 percent of people believe that everyone has a responsibility to modify their habits in order to help the Earth become more sustainable. This could lead to increased demand for greener technologies like hydrogen in homes.
Younger generations are more open to hydrogen technology, according to the survey, with respondents aged 18 to 25 and 26 to 35 being more than twice as likely to use a hydrogen boiler as those aged 55 and over.
As younger generations get older, the potential market for residential hydrogen technologies will grow as well.
Governments may need to undertake specific outreach campaigns to educate older groups about the benefits of hydrogen, according to GHD.
“Consumer demand for greener lifestyle choices means people are open to technologies that they don’t yet fully understand but that have a strong potential to help reduce emissions – such as hydrogen. “We have an incredible opportunity to collaborate, build community understanding and support for hydrogen, and get this industry right from the very beginning. “It’s crucial for governments and the private sector continue to work together to build on the public support that already exists for the hydrogen industry around the world.Dr. Tej Gidda, Future Energy Global Leader at GHD
“Hydrogen burns clean and is a potential gamechanger in reducing reliance on fossil fuels and fuel cell transportations running on hydrogen are already here and will gain in prominence, while trials are already underway to add hydrogen to natural gas networks.”Dr. Tej Gidda, Future Energy Global Leader at GHD