26 Aug 2009 09:08:07
New low carbon projects announced
Several new low carbon schemes have been announced in the UK as part of a Homes and Communities Agency's (HCA) initiative.
These will be the second round of projects funded by the government department and will cost a total of £8.8 million.
Plans include linking up existing energy efficient plants by creating new infrastructure across the country.
Individual schemes which have received funding include a housing project in London that will connect 10,000 homes to a city-wide heat network.
Other successful bids were for combined heat and power plants to connect zero carbon homes in Gloucestershire and Gosport.
Housing minister John Healey said: "Homes account for a quarter of carbon emission so reducing this is a major part of our efforts to tackle climate change.
"By making all new homes zero carbon from 2016 we are already leading the way to a much greener housing stock, and lower energy bills for residents."
The Department of Energy and Climate Change and Communities and Local Government have also helped fund the projects.http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/next-low-carbon-proj...