Carbon-free, Poverty-Free Heating Options

A new policy paper has just been published on rural fuel poverty. Commissioned by Calor, the paper is a collaboration between Common Weal, Glasgow Caledonian University and the Energy Poverty Research Initiative.

The conclusion from this review of heating options is there will need to be a multiple-technology approach to decarbonising heat everywhere in Scotland with no single credible solution able to meet demand in any one location (and few households having the conditions which would enable a single renewable replacement technology).

Many of the comments made will be familiar to those who live and work in rural Scotland, but it’s good to see work being done in this area. You can find the full report at

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