Published: 17th Jan 2020

A new district energy centre opened in Newcastle on Wednesday (January 15) which will use natural gas to generate low carbon energy to homes and buildings.  The centre will use natural gas-fired combined heat to generate the energy which will supply heating and cooling to 10 buildings and up to 450 homes. It is estimated that over 40 years, the centre will save 30,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. The £20m energy centre is a joint venture between Newcastle City Council and global energy company ENGIE. It has been partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the government’s Local Growth Deal. Leader of Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes, said: ‘Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet so it’s incumbent on all of us to do what we can to reduce our carbon emissions. ‘Last year we declared a climate change emergency and since … (To read the full article, subscribe below)