London awards grants for low-carbon heating schemes

British government advocates low-carbon heating to save money.
By Daniel J. Graeber Follow @dan_graeber Contact the Author   |   March 26, 2014 at 9:13 AM
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The British government said Wednesday two dozen communities received more than $3 million in grants to develop heating networks using low-carbon technology.

British Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said using energy from waste, or what he described as recovered heat from the industrial sector, would help advance a low-carbon economy.

"Heat networks are a defining part of our smarter, cleaner energy future," he added in a statement Wednesday.

Grants for 24 local communities are valued at a combined $3.4 million. More than 50 local communities since January 2014 have received similar developmental grants ranging in value from $24,000 to $410,000 each.

As part of a broader European agreement, the British government is committed to using renewable energy to meet 20 percent of its demand by 2020.

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