How green energy saves a fortune

By District Energy posted 08-05-2020 07:38


Edinburgh News


District heating schemes reduce carbon emissions and also save customers money, writes Gavin Corbett.

Energy isn’t sexy. That may come as something of a shock. Bring together a bunch of energy enthusiasts and you will be soon be drowning in a sea of acronyms and a tangle of initiatives.

But warmth in our northerly country and power to operate the many things which attend our daily lives is one of the basics. It’s why wars have been fought over oil; and why miners’ strikes in the 1970s and 1980s were so totemic. Energy is also a big deal in shaping our future Edinburgh. Heating homes and workplaces makes up over 40 per cent of city carbon emissions. If Edinburgh is to achieve its target of being a zero carbon city by 2030 – and there is really no choice but to do so – then the scale of change needed is breath-taking.

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