UK: New energy scheme ‘will use North Sea to heat homes’

Date: 07/03/2016

Hundreds of homes could soon be heated by the freezing waters of the North Sea after an energy project was given a £1.6 million cash boost.

The scheme is one of three in Scotland to use pumps to extract heat from water which will share £1.75 million Scottish Government funding.

The projects, in Shetland, Clydebank and Glasgow, will use innovative technology to heat homes and businesses from the sea and river water, cutting harmful carbon dioxide emissions.

A total of £1.6 million went to a scheme to heat 225 homes in Lerwick, Shetland, by pumping water from the North Sea, while a project to use water from the Clyde to create a district heating network at Queens Quay on the site of the former John Brown shipyard in Clydebank was awarded £75,000.