A district heating network at Clyde Gateway, situated in the East End of Glasgow, which broke ground in 2020 has been completed • Ten UK cities regarded as leaders in terms of environmental transparency and action, according to annually compiled list by charity • A report by the Energy Networks Association shows that the UK’s food waste, cow manure and household sewage could produce enough green gas to heat 750,000 homes this winter • Read more about the developments in sustainable heating and cooling in this month's news update from the UK
A district heating network at Clyde Gateway, situated in the East End of Glasgow, which received £2.1 million in funding from SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund and broke ground in 2020 has been completed and will now provide heating and hot water to homes and businesses. Initially, 48 homes and a range of low carbon offices will be connected to the network, with plans to connect an additional 300 homes and businesses in the coming years.
The network, which has been developed by Scottish Water Horizons, includes two 100kw heat pumps which absorbs and amplifies the heat found in wastewater from a wastewater treatment plant. The heat pumps extract heat from the final effluent at the treatment works, strengthening the heat network while contributing to a more sustainable process.
The not-for-profit charity CDP annually compiles a list of cities regarded as leaders in terms of environmental transparency and action. The list for 2021 was recently published with 95 cities across the world being awarded a place on the ‘A List’, ten of which are in the UK. A new requirement for listing was introduced this year – cities must be aiming to credibly halve emissions by 2030. Below are the cities in the UK that made the list.
A report by the Energy Networks Association (ENA) shows that the UK’s food waste, cow manure and household sewage could produce enough green gas to heat 750,000 homes this winter, while also supporting greener electricity generation by displacing natural gas.
The organic waste from farms, sewage plants, food processing sites and restaurants could have a significant impact on the reduction of carbon emissions if utilised to produce green gas to provide towns and villages with energy supplies.
The report states that 109 biomethane green gas production sites are currently connected to the gas grid in the UK, with an additional 23 sites in development. For context, only one site was connected to the grid in 2011.
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