GIB in district heating green cities call

According to a report from the UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB), cities across the UK have an opportunity to unlock immediate benefits such as improved energy efficiency and lower energy bills by investing in 10 types of green infrastructure, including district heating networks.

The report, ‘Smarter, greener cities: ten ways to modernise and improve UK urban infrastructure’,  also concludes that investing in new green energy infrastructure will also help cities and the wider UK to meet environmental commitments by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving energy efficiency, cutting the amount of waste sent to landfill, recycling more, and increasing the amount of renewable energy produced by cities.

The technologies featured in the report include anaerobic digestion, district heating networks, LED street lighting, combined heat and power schemes, low carbon transport and building energy efficiency.

Peter Madden OBE, chief executive of Future Cities Catapult said: ‘Many of our cities are already taking the initiative to drive a low carbon renewal of the nation’s urban infrastructure, and with the prospect of greater devolution this momentum is only set to grow.’

Reacting to the report, Stephanie Clark, Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: ‘This report shows the transformational effect that green energy technologies, particularly those in the low carbon heat sector, can have on cities.’

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