Hydrogen and heat pump madness
So, hydrogen and heat pumps are supposed to the new ways to heat our homes.
But the trouble is, the sums do not add up.
Hydrogen and Heat Pumps
Perhaps this is deliberate – and designed to keep us all poor (and also totally under surveillance) as per The Great Reset control-surveillance system being rolled out under cover of this insane Covid Pass, which as I have written before, has in my opinion, got nothing to do with public health.
But hey ho!
The question a lot of people should be asking is this: Is it worth it? Or is it even marginally going to cost me (but I will still do it, to do my bit for Little Greta).
And for most, the answer will be no, even if there is a wider environmental argument, the economics is still nowhere close to stacking up.
From 2035, the government wants to ban the sale of new gas boilers, so anyone who wants to heat their homes, which must be all of us non-penguins, will have to get something new.
Heat pumps are supposedly the main option, and then there are hydrogen pumps, but these are not yet for sale.
The government want to incentivise us with grants of up to £5,000, but that is small beer because installation costs range from £8,000 to £15,000 for air source pumps and from £15,000 to £37,000 for ground source ones. And that is just the start. To make them work efficiently you also must spend another chunk of money on more tightly insulating your home.
This offer is even worse than what is available right now via the so called, “Renewable Heat Incentive” which is available until April 2022. (I would be interested to hear from people who have applied for this. I remain a cynic after having applied for various schemes under the Green Deal).
Supporters of this green guff will claim that your energy bills will fall, saving you money over time. However, because pumps need electricity to work, which is currently more expensive than gas, the running costs of a modern gas boiler and the new pump system will not be far apart.
So, the numbers do not work, but I do fear that there is more to this.
In the same way that government has tried to force people to get the so called “vaccine” for Covid, they could also force people to have these nonsensical systems installed. Failure to do so could lead to steep financial penalties or seizure of your home and for landlords the stick would be, being prevented from letting. Anyone who thinks this is farfetched needs to look at what is happening in Australia right now on human rights.
Does anyone remember the days before 1980 when the big concern was that the earth was cooling, and we were headed into a new ice age? I guess you must be my age!
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