Tavish Scott MSP, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, joined Katy Gordon, List candidate for Glasgow Region, and Sophie Bridger, Candidate for Maryhill / Springburn, on a visit to see Cube Housing’s renewable energy projects at Wyndford estate, Maryhill today.
Willie Croft Head of Regeneration, Cube Housing Association, explained their Combined Heating & Power scheme, which should start construction this summer. The CHP scheme is designed to significantly reduce the energy bills for Wyndford residents, while also playing its part in combatting climate change. Tavish, Katy, Sophie & Willie then climbed to the top of one of the tower blocks to view the solar panels on the roof. These panels are already contributing to reducing energy costs for Wyndford residents.
The CHP scheme at Wyndford should save over 7,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year when it is completed.
“This is exactly the type of project we want to encourage. It combines reduction in heating bills with reducing carbon emissions. Our Lib Dem plans strongly focus on reducing fuel poverty, supporting the expansion of renewable energy and creating jobs in the green economy. This project combines all 3 and I congratulate Cube on being at the forefront of the green energy revolution whilst at the same time working hard to reduce their tenants’ fuel bills.”