Thursday, January 18, 2007

What are we waiting for?

Greenpeace has produce a short (18 min approx) film about decentralised combined heat and power systems. It explains problems with the current centralised system that is used in the UK. It also shows some fantastic examples of decentralised multi-fuel combined heat and power systems being used elswhere in Europe. Such examples include: -

  • Systems that get 95% efficiency as apposed to the british average of 35%.
  • Powerplants that supply thousands of hectares of greenhouses with heat and CO2 as fertiliser.
  • Powerplants that use multiple fuel types including locally produced biofuel.

The film can be found here.

The Greenpeace website can be found here.