The Perth-based energy firm SSE has published a new report making the case for increased use of district heating to help combat heating efficiency and affordability. The report – ‘Sustainable Heating: Reducing Costs, Improving Comfort and Lowering Carbon Emissions‘ – found that one retrofit project at the Wyndford housing scheme in Glasgow has delivered a 62% reduction in CO2 emissions since it was installed in 2012. The results also show that lives have significantly improved, comfort has increased, and jobs and economic value have been created.
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Heat networks investment project consultation. The UK is a long way from fully exploiting the potential of heat networks. We are keen to accelerate the deployment of heat networks in the UK, as a cost effective way of cutting carbon emissions and providing reliable and affordable heat to customers. At the Spending Review over £300 million of capital was announced to support investment in heat networks. This is part of our efforts to build an energy infrastructure fit for the 21st Century after decades of underinvestment. Our aim is to support the development of heat networks and help create a market that will become self-sustaining, while providing the reliable, clean, and affordable energy we need.
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