Leeds City Council has unveiled plans to invest £24 million in six new district heating networks to lower the region’s carbon dioxide emissions and save money on residents’ energy bills. The local authority is currently 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. The scheme, which is expected to cover 1,485 council homes, is forecast to save around 950 tonnes of greenhouse gases every year and help tenants save a typical 10% on their energy bills. The investment follows Leeds’ first district heating network, which will provide low carbon waste-powered heat to 1,983 homes by the end of 2020.
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