A £288 million government fund has been launched to accelerate the UK’s journey towards greener heating.
The fund is expected to have the same impact on carbon emission levels as removing 5.6 million cars off the road for a year – and schemes can now apply.
These schemes will deliver clean heat to homes, offices, commercial and public buildings; applying for grants from this fund for the next three years.
The move is expected to accelerate the adoption and installation of heat pumps, as well as solar and geothermal energy as a central heating source throughout the UK.
Energy Minister Lord Callanan commented: “Heating in buildings forms a significant part of the UK’s carbon footprint, so changing how we warm our homes and workspaces is vital to meeting our world-leading climate change commitments.
“Heat networks are an effective way of reducing carbon emissions and this fund will enable us to accelerate the roll-out of these cutting-edge and green technologies.”