UK: Star Renewable Energy director Dave Pearson has been named as one of four shortlisted nominees for the Champion of Renewables Award at this year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards.
Pearson, who is working to deliver the largest water-source heat pump in Scotland, was selected from around 100 entries for the award. Part of the £250m regeneration project of Queens Quay, Clydebank, the heat pump will take heat from the chilly water of a nearby river to deliver hot water and heating to over 1,000 new homes and businesses.
Honoured to be nominated, Pearson said: “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 its practical applications. Heat pumps are singularly the only investible and proven technique of delivering NetZero carbon, zero local NOx heat into our cities at operating costs anywhere close to gas.”
He also backs the establishment of a Fairopoly – a bi-lateral promise that consumers will buy clean heat if it is provided at a fair price. This, he argues, would give developers enough surety to invest in the infrastructure.
As Star Refrigeration’s director of innovation, Pearson has been heavily involved in pushing the conversation about renewable heating forward since 2009. Frequently speaking at major events in UK and Europe, he highlights the essential role of heat pumps in addressing climate change and aiding economic growth through the creation of jobs in the renewable sector.
Organised by Scottish Renewables, the Scottish Green Energy Awards will see 44 individuals, companies and projects vie to scoop awards in 12 prestigious categories at a 1,200-guest ceremony on December 5 at Edinburgh International Conference Centre.