Will a loophole allow gas boilers in new homes after 2025?

Worcester Bosch's hydrogen boiler prototype
There are doubts hydrogen boilers will ever be adopted in the UK (Image credit: Worcester Bosch)

Climate campaigners have warned that the UK government may allow new houses to continue to be fitted with gas boilers – despite rules designed to phase them out.

A coalition of over 40 architects, housing organisations, energy companies, financial institutions, installers, aviation companies, manufacturers and civil society organisations claim ministers are mulling a loophole for the forthcoming Future Homes Standard, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from new homes.

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