Published: 9th Oct 2020

Leeds City Council has announced a £24m programme to help cut tenants’ energy bills. The local authority has gone out to tender for a provider to design, develop and deliver six new district heating networks that will reduce carbon emissions, help residents save money and improve the wellbeing and comfort of those living in council properties. The council is exploring a range of green technologies to power the six new networks, including the potential use of ground and air source heat pumps or biomass systems, to provide residents with more sustainable and affordable heat. The £24m investment follows the success of Leeds’ first district heating network, which will provide low carbon waste-powered heat to 1,983 homes by the end of 2020. In Leeds, around a quarter of the city’s carbon emissions come from the energy used to provide heat and hot water in our homes. By connecting residents in 1,485 … (To read the full article, subscribe below)