The Government continues to push renewable solutions

In September, the government launched a £6 million grant funding programme to help Local Authorities (LAs) in England and Wales develop new heating and cooling networks.

To win a share of the funding, Local Authorities will need to put forward proposals to develop and deliver heat networks which increase the use of energy from renewable, sustainable or recoverable sources.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “Increasing the use of low carbon heating in our buildings is helping to reduce our dependency on costly, imported oil and gas.

“Thanks to the Coalition Government’s support, many UK buildings have already made the switch from traditional fuels to low carbon heat sources. This new grant funding programme builds on these successes by helping Local Authorities develop more commercially viable low carbon heat networks.”

The bidding process to apply for grant funding started 20 September 2013 and will continue for 18 months.

For more information, visit the Government website