Glasgow could heat thousands of homes from heat pumps placed on vacant ‘brownfield’ sites

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John Robertson
Glasgow could heat thousands of homes from heat pumps placed on vacant ‘brownfield’ sites

Glasgow has around 93 000 households living in fuel poverty. Researchers at Strathclyde University estimate that most of these could be heated with heat pumps built on 367 hectares of landfill sites. Speaking to Energy Voice, Dr Richard Lord, senior lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering, said: ‘This study suggests there is potential to ease fuel poverty in Glasgow by making use of brownfield land to deploy renewable energy technologies such as ground source heat pumps. Brownfield land is a…

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John Robertson
Glasgow could heat thousands of homes from heat pumps placed on vacant ‘brownfield’ sites