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12.11.13

Council heat generation grants deadline approaching

Local authorities have been urged to apply to the Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU) for funding to help decrease the impact of energy cost increases, create new revenue streams, reduce emissions, address social issues such as fuel poverty and encourage local development.

The first funding round closes on Friday, 15 November.

Grants are offered by DECC through the HNDU to develop self-sustaining networks. Funding is available for up to two thirds of project development costs and there will be five more rounds over the next 18 months.

Helen Andrews Tipper, public sector manager at the Carbon Trust, said: “Local authorities are the key to unlocking the potential for local energy generation and heat networks in the UK.

“As wholesale energy prices continue to rise then the case for investing in efficient heat networks becomes increasingly compelling. Through taking advantage of HNDU funding local authorities will be able to put in place projects that can save them money, cut their emissions and develop local areas.”

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