On August 27th, Jillian Ambrose, the Guardian’s energy correspondent, filed a major piece on alternative sources of heat.
The article featured the Bunhill “heat from the tube” project in London, a multi-phase project between Islington Council and Ramboll. The article also highlighted other schemes across the country, including how British Sugar is using waste heat at its Wissington plant in Norfolk and how Glasgow’s Queen’s Quay regeneration project is extracting heat from the River Clyde.
ADE’s Dr Tim Rotheray is quoted in the article:
almost half the energy used in the UK is for heat, and a third of UK emissions are from heating. With the government declaring that we must be carbon-neutral within 30 years we need to find a way to take the carbon out of our heating system…..the opportunity that has become clear to the decentralised energy community is the idea of capturing waste heat and putting it to use locally.
The article prompted a number of other media to run reports, including BBC London, CNN, Telegraph Online and the Mail as well as generating a large amount of interest on social media.