Star Renewable Energy Director Dave Pearson has been named as a finalist at the Scottish Green Energy Awards.
Currently working to deliver Scotland's largest water-source heat pump project in Clydebank, Pearson has been named as one of four nominees shortlisted from among 100 entries for the Champion of Renewables Award at the event in Edinburgh on December 5.
He said: “I am honoured to be nominated for the Champion of Renewables Award. Events like the Scottish Renewable Awards are a great way to celebrate the renewables energy industry’s achievements and its contribution to Scotland’s low carbon future.
“My primary focus is on promoting greater understanding of heat pumps and their practical applications. Heat pumps are singularly the only investible and proven technique of delivering Net Zero carbon, zero local NOx heat into our cities at operating costs anywhere close to gas. All other techniques fail due to combustion emissions, reliance on unproven solutions or base inefficiency. The sooner we focus on removing barriers such as non-domestic rates, planning inequalities and raise awareness, the sooner we will see large heat pumps support the growth in clean electricity by bringing consumption flexibility on a large scale and moving forward in our urgent quest.
“A Fairoploy is basically a bi-lateral promise that consumers will buy clean heat if it is provided at a fair price and hence developers will have enough surety to invest in the infrastructure and hence swap imported gas and all its emissions for local jobs and clean heat. I cannot imagine a city being able to force a building away from gas without offering a simple and fair alternative.”