The UK intends to use heat from data centers to heat homes and offices. This will help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases.
During operation, data centers generate a lot of heat, it is called garbage, since it is not used in any way. The UK authorities decided to use this heat to heat homes and businesses.
This solution will help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from conventional fuels. Also, according to the government, the new system will reduce heating costs for home owners.
Today in the UK, about 33% of the country’s greenhouse gases are emitted from the heating of homes and business infrastructure, so switching to heat pumps and district heating networks will help solve this problem.
It is noted that the project will cost about $ 35.85 billion. The authorities plan to ban the sale of gas boilers by 2035, and owners of private homes will receive subsidies of up to $ 6,900 to switch to heating systems with a low carbon footprint. It is planned that by 2028 the number of installed heat pumps, according to plans, will reach 600 thousand.