Hackney Council is to look at whether installing heat pumps in the borough’s parks and green spaces could help provide clean heating for nearby buildings in addition to offering a stable, low-risk revenue stream, as part of a new project announced this week. The council has teamed up with charity 10:10 Climate Action and consultancy Scene for the project, which will explore whether underground and water-based heat pumps in the borough’s green spaces could displace gas, oil or electricity to heat council or third-party-owned buildings such as schools or homes. Hackney councillor Jon Burke, cabinet member for energy, sustainability and community services, said it was important for the council to “take the lead in proactively reducing our reliance on fossil fuels”. “The Powering Parks project has the potential to help us unlock sustainable energy and save – or even generate – money for important council services,” he said.
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