SNP MP Deidre Brock has visited the innovative Wyndford district heating scheme in Glasgow to find out more about how older homes can be made more energy efficient and deliver on the UK’s low carbon agenda. The visit was co-hosted by the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) and Brock (MP for Leith and north Edinburgh) was shown how district heating works and how the scheme is helping to improve residents’ quality of life and tackling fuel poverty in the long term. The Wyndford scheme is home to one Britain’s biggest retrofit district heating schemes, providing on-demand low carbon heating and hot water to more than 1,800 homes. The system was installed by SSE in partnership with a Scottish housing association. A recent report published by SSE shows that the scheme has delivered a 62% reduction in CO2 emissions since it was installed, as well as compelling evidence that lives have significantly improved, comfort has increased, and jobs and economic value have been created.
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