Hackney Council’s publicly-owned renewable energy services company, Hackney Light and Power, is celebrating the completion of its first roof installation. The solar panels, installed at the West Reservoir Centre by Spirit Energy, are set to generate 77,000kWh of power per year. This will cover all of the centre’s electricity needs, with any surplus generation to be transported to the grid. This installation forms part of the council’s plans to decarbonise by 2040, reducing its emissions by 45% on 2010 levels over the next year. Key to this is its plan to become a leader of renewable energy, with Hackney Light and Power set to lead this.
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Thousands of Hull residents could soon be enjoying low carbon heat, as a multi-million-pound heating network project this week took a step closer to reality. The Hull District Heating Project is designed to provide heating for homes, offices, and other buildings from a central energy centre, with the heat delivered through an underground piped network that would replacing existing heating systems. The network will form an important part of the council’s 2030 Carbon Neutral Strategy and is linked to the Humber Local Enterprise (LEP) Energy Estuary ambition, which has seen the region emerge as a major player in the UK’s offshore wind and nascent carbon capture and storage industries.
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