17 Dec '12, 3pm

Is District Heating the Way Forward for Renewable Energy?

Is District Heating the Way Forward for Renewable Energy?

Online sources are debating the topic of district heating as an increasingly important means of generating cheap sustainable energy for future generations. What exactly is district heating and why might it help to create an interesting future for the UK and Europe? What is district heating? District heating or energy is a heat-generating system that is located and distributed centrally, satisfying residential and commercial heating needs such as hot water and space heating. The heat is often generated via fossil fuel plants, but increasingly these are being replaced by 'greener' methods, such as geothermal heaters, biomass boilers and solar arrays. Nuclear power is a more controversial method. The benefits of district energy plants is that they have the ability to provide more efficient heating and better control of pollution when compared to local boilers. Research sugges...

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