Patrick Harvie

Green MSP for Glasgow


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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Gas Boiler Replacement 29 Jun 2022

    “Heat in Buildings Strategy—Achieving Net Zero Emissions in Scotland’s Buildings” identifies priority technologies that are available for deployment in the near term. Those that are relevant to homes that currently use gas boilers are—first of all, of course—energy efficiency improvements; individual heat pumps in certain buildings that currently use mains gas, namely those where...
  • Scottish Parliament: Gas Boiler Replacement 29 Jun 2022

    I have had the opportunity to meet Lord Haughey and discuss the issues with him. I know that he has strong views on the matter. However, the experience that we have and the comparable data that we have from countries that already have a long history of using heat pumps and heat networks show that they will be effective in Scotland. As Pauline McNeill has pointed out, there are additional...
  • Scottish Parliament: Gas Boiler Replacement 29 Jun 2022

    Yes, indeed. Of course, there are many areas where heat pumps are already being deployed and where, combined with good levels of energy efficiency, the overall cost is coming down and will continue to come down. However, we have consistently called on the UK Government to take urgent action, using its reserved powers, to rebalance energy prices, so that the running costs of zero emission...

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Green MSP for Glasgow

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 1 May 2003 — Election

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