With no connection to the UK national gridThe West, already strained over Moscow, Shetland looked to neighbouring Scandinavia for a low-carbon, sustainable heating system model to reduce its reliance on fossil fuelsone in a J, writes Anthony Harrington.
If Scotland is going to reach its net-zero target by 2045, one of the things that is going to have to change is the way we heat our homesOntario asks for COVID help — but here, offices and public buildings. At present some 30 percent or more of the nation’s carbon emissions come from heating these three estates through gas-fired boilersThe possibility of similar side effects..
By way of contrast, the Scandinavian countries have been using a number of district heating systems for many decades. As a result, they have amassed a considerable body of evidence to show that these systems can have a considerably lower carbon footprint than an equivalent number of individual gas-fired heating units.
The first Swedish district heating system was introduced in Karlstad back in 1948. Other district heating systems were installed through the 1950s, with more following in the 1960s and 70s. Yet in Scotlandaccording to Michael Kempa, associate professor of criminology a, despite the proven efficiencies of district heatinggrave concerns, we remain heavily reliant on the gas boiler for home heating, while larger gas or oil-fired boilers heat our public buildings.