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Bristol to invest GBP five million to build low-carbon District Heating network in the city

The plan is to transform the city into a carbon-neutral place by 2050, says a news report

| | Jul 4, 2016 | 5:59 pm
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Bristol, England: Citing an article from Business Green, decentralized energy has mentioned in a news report that GBP five million in capital funding has been approved by the mayor of Bristol to build low-carbon District Heating network in the city.

According to the report, the investment will fuel the “supply of low-carbon heat to buildings throughout Bristol via a network of underground pipes connected to a number of energy centres, including biomass boilers and gas combined heat and power plants”. It also revealed that the city plans to phase-out the use of natural gas eventually, in favour of renewable alternatives, and the network is the first phase of a plan to change the city into a carbon-neutral place by 2050.

Apart from the pipework that will be laid out as part of ongoing infrastructure projects, biomass-fuelled heat centres will also be constructed to supply to businesses and social housing tenants in the Redcliffe area of the city, the report added.

“One of my campaign promises was to put Bristol on course to run entirely on renewable energy by 2050,” Mayor Marvin Rees was quoted as saying by the report. “Without a city-wide heat network, this target will not be possible, particularly in a city with a historic centre, where solar and wind technologies are not always an option for technical or financial reasons.”

He added, “This is a major infrastructure project that will connect parts of the city over a number of years and which will deliver substantial benefits to the environment, residents and businesses.”

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