Low-carbon heat networks get government backing

The government has announced the initial winners in a competition to boost low-carbon heat generation in the UK

DECC has announced the first-round winners in a £7m competition to boost the amount of UK heat demand met through low-carbon networks.

Energy and climate secretary Ed Davey unveiled 17 winning entries at an Association for Decentralised Energy reception on 20 January.

DECC received 57 applications from 39 organisations, which were reviewed by a panel of engineering and commercial experts with experience in heat network development. They were assessed against a range of criteria including technical feasibility, commercial viability, future carbon saving and social benefits.

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