Community Heating Schemes

Work with local councils and housing providers to create sustainable community heating schemes. These could be fueled by biofuel, wind, geothermal or solar power, and would provide hot water that would be piped to all houses in the locality for heating, as well as for domestic hot water. Geothermal heating is already successfully in use in Iceland. Residents would pay for heating, just as they currently pay for fuel. 

Why the contribution is important

We urgently need to find alternatives to fossil fuels for domestic homes. It is more economical to provide heating for a group of homes rather than each house having its own source.

by Lynden on October 23, 2020 at 10:01PM

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  • Posted by davidso October 24, 2020 at 00:17

    As a way to manage all the different energy supply options we need the thermal fywheel of heat networks serving multiple different customer types - industry, commerce office retail and domestic as they all have different demand profiles - further we need to be able to cheeply store excess wind energy when wind farms would otherwise be curtailed - simply input into heat stores on networks.
  • Posted by steveh October 25, 2020 at 20:21

    Community heating schemes would remove the anxiety that individual householders might have in dealing with contractors and adopting an unfamiliar energy sources on their own.

    Being in a community would provide more confidence with dealing with any problems that might arise.

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