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Schools still being told to install fossil fuel heating systems

The Department of Education’s current school building guidelines recommend against the use of more environmentally friendly heat pumps in new schools

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
26th May, 2019

New schools are still being told to install gas boilers even though it will cost millions to replace them in the future, it has emerged.

It comes after schoolchildren around the country held a second day of action last Friday to demand that the government tackles the problem of climate change.

The Department of Education’s current school building guidelines recommend against the use of more environmentally friendly heat pumps in new schools.

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