An abandoned mine below the city Glasgow could help heat homes and make Glasgow the UK’s most sustainable energy city.


Glasgow's ground breaking energy scheme

Copyright STV Glasgow


Glasgow could be leading the way as one of Europe’s most sustainable cities if a ground breaking scheme is successful.

A university team is undertaking a mapping exercise in the East End of the city assessing whether groundwater from an extensive network of abandoned mines can provide heat for homes and businesses in the future.

While the temperature above ground was below zero, the water in the mines stays warm all year round – and that could providing under street heating as well as powering homes and businesses.

Where miners once toiled, scientists will probe. The tunnels and shafts from industrial past hold groundwater that is some 10-20 degrees warmer because of its proximity to the earth’s core.

Read the full STV article here


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