Local authorities awarded more than £2.1 million to support the development of heat network projects


24 local authorities across England and Wales have been awarded more than £2.1 million to support the development of heat network projects, writes Energy Zine.

The Heat Networks Delivery Unit will provide heating to local homes and businesses through new projects using a range of low carbon technologies, including energy from waste or recovered heat taken from industry.

Each project is designed to provide more efficient heating to buildings which can help to drive down consumers’ heating bills and reduce emissions.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker, who announced the launch of this initiative, says:

“Heat networks are a defining part of our smarter, cleaner energy future. Local authorities are looking at innovative ways to supply low carbon heat to a range of buildings such as multi-storey apartments, office buildings and social housing.”

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