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Energy and enterprise: Michael King says Aberdeen’s low-cost district heating scheme could ‘snowball’

The Press and Journal Summary A pioneering low-cost heating scheme in Aberdeen is predicting that its growth will “snowball” in the next few years. Michael King, a director of Aberdeen Heat and Power, told MSPs that 1,000 new connections had been confirmed for the next three years, which...


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Industry Body Appoints New Directors to its Board

Grampian Online Summary Industry body Scottish Renewables has appointed seven new directors to its board. An election for the posts saw 20 eligible candidates enter the ballot, with a record turnout of 65 per cent of the organisation’s 260 member companies voting. Along with the high...


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Borger Multicrusher introduced to award-winning Scottish biogas project

Bioenergy Insight Summary A multicrusher supplied by Borger is being used at an award-winning waste-to-energy project in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The Creed Integrated Waste Management Facility on the Isle of Lewis processes salmon waste into biogas using anaerobic digestion. The...


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Scotland Set to Regulate District heating to encourage move away from gas

The Herald Summary SCOTLAND could become the first part of the UK where a new licensing system will be used to encourage people to move away from using gas central heating systems. The Scottish Government will introduce plans for regulation and a licensing system for district and...


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Burning Ambition Energizes Shetland

The Herald Summary So when Shetland was looking for a sustainable waste to energy system 20 years ago it wasn’t surprising that it sought out Scandinavian innovation and technology. It was a project that was born in the early 1990s when the Shetland Islands Council – which had for...


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Midlothian Council partners with Vattenfall for district heating network

Energy Live News Summary Midlothian Council has chosen Swedish energy giant Vattenfall as its partner to deliver low carbon heating in the east of Scotland . They have formed a 50:50 joint venture, which will initially see the installation of a district heating network that will...


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Landmark Agreement Launched to Create Exemplar New Town at Shawfair

Scottish Environment Protection Agency Summary The developers behind the new town of Shawfair have committed to a landmark Sustainable Growth Agreement (SGA) that will accelerate the delivery of a well-designed, sustainable community that promotes wellbeing and healthy lifestyles. The three...


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Wastewater used to warm up heat network

WWT Online Summary Heat harnessed from wastewater from Scottish Water's treatment works in Forthside is being used to heat a number of buildings in the Forthside area of Stirling. The first of its kind in the UK, the £6 million scheme uses a unique mix of cutting-edge technologies to...


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Heat networks offer ready-made solution for Scotland

The Inverness Courier Summary A new study showing that existing renewable technology could be used to heat more than 450,000 homes in Scotland by 2030 has been published. The research, commissioned by industry body Scottish Renewables, found 46 potential heat network projects across...


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Engie secures heating deal for £1bn Edinburgh development

The Construction Index Summary An on-site combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) energy centre will be built to meet the development’s energy needs.The 33-year partnership will develop and operate a new low-carbon energy scheme designed to provide all homes and businesses at the site with...