I asked this question on radio 5live recently and no one came up with an answer:
When the government is screaming about atmosphere pollution and trying to make everyone have heat pumps and banning central heating boilers, why have they not thought of putting pressure on the boiler manufacturers? The car industry came up with the catalytic converter for automobiles, so why can’t the boiler industry come up with a similar system?
If there are (at a modest guess) 30 million homes in the UK using gas boilers, even a 10-20% reduction in carbon monoxide per appliance would save, not just the planet, but the boiler industry for years to come. Multiply that by the number of boilers across the globe and we have a win-win situation! Or is the gas/energy industry simply not interested? If the F1 grid used central heating boilers to power their cars and were told to reduce emissions or face a 1 second a lap penalty, the problem would be solved before the next race!
We can put men on the moon but can’t or won’t stop toxic emissions coming out of central heating boilers, or am I missing something?