The new study explores a range of scenarios for cutting emissions from Europe’s heating systems. It concludes that a low-carbon transition that keeps costs down without causing excessive environmental damage is “only possible through electrification via heat pumps”.
Environmentalists like to say that oil can be easily replaced with electric and fuel cell vehicles in the transportation sector. But how realistic is that assertion?
Recognising the damage caused by synthetic fertiliser, the SFT and others in the sustainable farming sector have long been advocating a switch toward more agroecological farming systems.
There is a clear tension between the optimism of hydrogen lobbyists who see a place for it throughout the economy, and the scepticism of climate experts who point to electrification as the better option in many contexts and highlight the potentially significant climate footprint of blue hydrogen.