Jenny Willott MP welcomes low carbon heat network grant for Cardiff City Council

February 4, 2014 3:21 PM

At the Which? energy advice surgery in CardiffCardiff City Council is one of 26 local authorities awarded grants by the Department of Energy and Climate Change to develop low carbon heat networks. The grants range from £15,000 to £250,000 to kick-start projects to provide more efficient heat to buildings and potentially lower heating bills.

Commenting, local MP Jenny Willott said:

"Encouraging businesses and households to use low carbon technologies to heat their buildings makes sense both financially and environmentally. The work of the Coalition Government to get the economy back on track is finally starting to pay off; as we continue the recovery, it is vital that we make low carbon industry a cornerstone of the post-financial crisis economy."

Leader of Cardiff Council Welsh Liberal Democrats Judith Woodman said:

"Anything that helps businesses and householders to save money on heating bills and helping to save the environment is to be welcomed. I am delighted that Cardiff Council has been awarded this grant, one of only two in Wales."

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey said:

"This cash boost and support for local authorities will help supply low carbon heat to a whole range of buildings such as multi-story apartments, office buildings and social housing - not only providing more efficient heat to buildings, but potentially bringing heating bills down too."

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