Nicola Sturgeon ‘better off moving out of government HQ’ than making it go green

Posted: December 27, 2021 by oldbrew in Emissions, Energy, government, ideology, Taxpayer
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Domestic gas central heating boiler


Another setback for climate obsessives – their pet heating methods for buildings can be too expensive and impractical even for governments. Going green – as they imagine – means going broke?
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Report reveals that her policy of replacing gas boilers at St Andrew’s House with eco-friendly ones would not provide value for money, says the Telegraph.

Nicola Sturgeon’s demand that Scotland’s homes and offices replace their gas heating systems by 2030 is so difficult to implement in her government’s headquarters that she has been advised to consider moving out and selling it.

The Telegraph has obtained an expert assessment, commissioned by the Scottish Government, of bringing St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh up to the carbon emissions standard required of all buildings by the end of the decade.

The assessment, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, warned ministers that ripping out their headquarters’ gas heating and replacing it with a low emissions system would cost nearly £5.8 million of taxpayers’ money.
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The boilers at St Andrew’s House were last replaced in 2013 and they are expected to last until 2033.

Full article here.

Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    They haven’t worked out yet that going green has nothing to do with carbon dioxide, which is what makes things go green…

  2. Gamecock says:

    ‘replacing it with a low emissions system’

    The goal isn’t low emissions. It is zero emissions. It seems Net Zero is too complicated for politicians to understand.

  3. oldbrew says:

    Taxpayers to foot £800k bill to make Nicola Sturgeon’s official residence eco-friendly

    Public will pick up cost of replacing gas heaters at Bute House with electric ones to meet First Minister’s climate change standards
    28 December 2021

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/12/28/taxpayers-foot-800k-bill-make-nicola-sturgeons-official-residence/
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    The public won’t get subsidies like that. About half the electricity will be generated by gas.

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