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PODCAST – How Denmark & Sweden heat homes without mains gas

Nordic Horizons How Denmark and Sweden heat homes without mains gas

None of Scotland’s Nordic neighbours depends on gas for heating – but 85% of Scottish homes do.
How did they jump this green hurdle & what can Scotland learn?

Norway actually exports gas to Britain but uses its own clean hydro energy to heat its own Norwegian homes. So should Scotland fix its current energy crisis by installing district heating as Sweden and Denmark have done – or by going electric like Norway?

That was just one of the big climate crisis questions answered in a Nordic Horizons event weeks after the 2021 gathering of activists and world leaders in Glasgow – COP26, the Nordic verdict.

Now you can hear a 50 minute podcast of that online meeting with edited highlights of the lively, eye-opening conversation between Viktoria Raft, an energy journalist now Head of communications at the Swedish Housing Association and co-founder of the gender equality network for women in energy, Kraftkvinnorna; Tore Furevik, Professor in physical oceanography at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen and director of the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre. Keith Baker, a Researcher in Fuel Poverty and Energy Policy at Glasgow Caledonian University & a member of the Energy Working Group at Common Weal …. and Søren Hermansen, Director of the Energy Academy on Samsøe – a small Danish island that won UN climate leader award for 2021 at COP26.

The event was chaired by journalist and Nordic Horizons Director Lesley Riddoch, who co-edited this podcast with Chris Smith.

 

COP26 - Nordic HorizonsViktoria Raft, is also a member of the Nordic Energy Equality Network, NEEN. https://neen.network/expert/viktoria-raft/

Tore Furevik, is a previous NH speaker – see a short video of his views on climate change in 2017 https://www.nordichorizons.org/climate-change-the-view-from-norway/)

Søren Hermansen Director of the Energy Academy on the small Danish island of Samsø is also a former NH speaker. Hear his presentation about Samsø – https://www.nordichorizons.org/the-great-green-danes-have-become-un-climate-champions-2021/)

Dr Keith Baker is also a Co-founder of the Energy Poverty Research initiative and an Associate of 100% Renewable UK.

Lesley Riddoch is a journalist and Director of Nordic Horizons

Email – nordichorizons@hotmail.co.uk

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