North London homes get £27.8m low carbon funding

This will see low carbon heating installed at properties in Tottenham and Wood Green

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More than 10,000 homes in the London borough of Haringey are set to benefit from a £27.8 million low carbon energy investment.

Haringey has set an aim of becoming net zero by 2041 – and the council has been awarded the new funding following its decision to improve the District Energy Network in Tottenham Hale and Broadwater Farm.

It claims this plan will deliver low carbon heating to 7,500 homes, with a similar project in Wood Green to provide heat to 5,000 properties.

The projects are estimated to jointly cut the borough’s overall carbon footprint by 5%.

Councillor Mike Hakata said: “The heat networks at Tottenham Hale, Broadwater Farm and Wood Green are significant projects within the borough’s Climate Change Action Plan.

“With the borough’s homes making up 50% of its carbon emissions, the DEN programme will provide an alternative to highly polluting, individual gas boilers in homes and buildings with an infrastructure which could reduce carbon emissions from heating by 80% versus the use of gas.”