COP26: Glasgow to host major UN climate change summit next year

Italy will host the preparatory events while the UK will host the main summit under the agreement

New energy recovery facility opened in Glasgow

It will help divert 90% of all council waste and use it to generate enough electricity to power more than 26,000 homes a year

‘COP26 to be most important climate meeting since Paris Agreement’

Claire Perry MP has warned ’emissions warming our atmosphere have no territorial allegiance’ and stressed international cooperation is more important than ever before

Glasgow aims to become UK’s first net-zero emissions city

ScottishPower is to help the city council achieve the target of net zero emissions ‘well before’ 2045

Glasgow unveils plans to become Scotland’s first circular city

It has also set a target for 15% of homes to be powered by renewable energy by 2030

Old coal mine in Glasgow to host geothermal research lab

It aims to contribute to an understanding of the potential for warm water in disused coal mines to be used for renewable heat

Could disused coal mines be the key to clean heat?

A geothermal research observatory and field site will research how underground warmth could heat local buildings

Glasgow powers towards 2023 grid upgrades

The first phase of a £100 million investment project to upgrade Glasgow’s electricity supply is on track to be completed by 2023. That’s according to SP Energy Networks (SPEN), the firm which owns and maintains Central and Southern Scotland’s power grid. Around £10 million has been spent this year alone and a further £12 million […]

Glasgow to have Scotland’s first low emission zone

  Glasgow is to become the first Scottish city to put in place a Low Emission Zone (LEZ). The city council is partnering with the Scottish Government to prepare the LEZ design and proposals that will improve air quality in Glasgow. An LEZ Leadership Group and Deliver Group have been set up to prepare for […]

Heat pumps could help Glasgow fuel poor

  Scientists have worked out that derelict land in Glasgow could be used to power homes for the city’s fuel poor. The results, published in the journal Renewable Energy, suggest with ground source heat pumps and the right investment, there is sufficient brownfield land to easily meet the heat demand of all households in fuel […]