Keeping warm, without warming the planet - The Economist features Wolfson College

8 February 2022

Heating homes is heating the planet.

Three quarters of fossil fuels used in the world's buildings goes on heating. In 2021, emissions grew at the fastest rate for many years. So what's the best way to keep warm without warming the planet? Are there greener solutions that can replace fossil fuels and won't cost the earth, The Economist wonders?

The Economist’s recently released video 'Keeping warm, without warming the planet' is now available, with our Bill Watts featured throughout.

He introduces the viewer to the exemplar decarbonisation project of Wolfson College, which we're undertaking to transform its estate in Oxford with a heat-pump powered heating system, helping the College achieve net zero quickly and well before their initial target date of 2030.

"If heating homes is to stop heating the planet, government and industry will need to work together to bring green energy solutions to a tipping point." – Bill Watts, Senior Partner and Senior Engineer at Max Fordham

Watch the whole video here.