How the Church of England is switching to heat pumps and solar panels — starting with St Paul’s Cathedral (well, part of it)

The Chapter House at St Paul's Cathedral
The Chapter House at St Paul's Cathedral has installed heat pumps and solar panels to become energy-efficient (Image credit: Google)

The Church of England has made a huge commitment to achieving net-zero by 2030 and is installing heat pumps and solar panels in its buildings to help safeguard "God’s creation".

Houses of worship throughout the country are taking simple actions like switching to LED lightbulbs, as well as undertaking large capital works like the installation of solar panels.

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