Deploying vast amounts of green hydrogen to decarbonise Massachusetts’ heating sector would hijack the US state’s entire offshore wind build out without reducing emissions, according to a new study released Monday by renewable energy advocacy group Gas Transition Allies (GTA).

“Using green hydrogen to heat homes in Massachusetts is a dead-end climate solution that will fail to meet our state mandated emissions reduction goals at huge costs to ratepayers,” said Martyn Roetter, a physicist and co-author.

Using hydrogen as an alternative to natural gas in home heating is more widely a subject of huge controversy globally, as regularly reported by Recharge's sister title Hydrogen Insight.