"Recycled heat" project to heat 2000 homes

 

Leeds Pipes, a new district heating network that will use the waste heat generated from the Cross Green incinerator (the Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility, or RERF), will bring heat to one of the most deprived areas of Leeds, with 31 tower blocks benefitting  from cheaper fuel bills, as well as reducing the city's emissions by 22,000 tonnes of CO2. 

The Yorkshire Evening Post carries the story, which saw Cllr Lucinda Yeadon, Executive Member for Environment and Sustainability at Leeds City Council, launching the scheme at Burnmantoffs in Leeds on Thursday 22 March 2018.

"Not only will it support people to reduce their fuel bills, it also means we are using the heat generated from the RERF ... I absolutely believe it will be the future and we kow that because this isn't new technology. Many cities around Europe have district heating. It's the norm," she said in a filmed interview.

Cllr Yeadon makes the point that decarbonising heat is "a massive challenge ... but it's through things like district heating networks and how we use hydrogen that will get us where we need to be."

Read the story and see the video here.

The story is also carried by Energy Live News  and Edie.net

See our Success Story on district heating here

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