Funding boost towards
low carbon heating

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Sheffield Council has been awarded more than £30,000 in government funding to support a low carbon heating project.

Sheffield is one of 24 local authorities across England and Wales which have received a share of £2.1 million from the Heat Networks Delivery Unit.

The money will go towards providing heating to homes and businesses through new projects using a range of low carbon technologies, including energy from waste or recovered heat taken from industry.

The project is designed to make heating homes and businesses more efficient, helping to drive down heating bills.

Greg Barker, energy and climate change minister, who announced the funding, said: “Local authorities are looking at innovative ways to supply low carbon heat to a range of buildings such as multi-storey apartments, office buildings and social housing.”

As part of the funding, the council will be given commercial and technical support and guidance, including help to develop a business plan with the aim of attracting investment to supply heat efficiently and cost-effectively.

The bid was granted after being considered by a panel of experts.