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Renewable Heat in the UK: New Energy 'chinwag' podcast

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Renewable Heat. Dr Massey and I discuss a major component of decarbonisation in this free podcast.

In the week that the UK put into legislation its target to be "net zero" by 2050, we had a chat about the options for renewable heat. After all, without decarbonising heat, there is no chance of coming close to that target - heat in northern climates such as the UK is usually a much bigger energy user than is electricity. So can we decarbonise electricity and use that for heat, or should we be decarbonising the natural gas (methane) that currently provides most of the UK's heat supply? We discuss the options and some of the practicalities around their deployments.

 

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Matt Chester on Jul 2, 2019 5:54 pm GMT

Thanks for sharing, Charley. Decarbonizing the natural gas as an option, rather than electrify all and decarbonize, is not one I've heard much about in the U.S. Is this consideration UK specific in any way, or would the prinicples apply more widely too?

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Charley Rattan on Feb 21, 2020 7:08 pm GMT

Hello Matt

Thanks for your question.  The principle has global relevance. One project I’m supporting works for cooling -and potentially for desalination. I’ll keep the industry informed as we move away from the theoretical and into a real project.  The podcast itself discusses heat pumps biomass and hydrogen.

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