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Sustainability and Decarbonisation

The city is working towards supporting the principles of the government’s Ten Point Green Industrial Revolution Plan at a household, city and business-wide level and is actively working to deliver low carbon heating including investment in district heating, distributed energy generation and large-scale energy recovery facilities. The projects in delivery and in development will see a significant increase in renewable energy in the city and will provide a sustainable future for businesses to take advantage of plus capability in terms of innovation and research through local university research into sustainable energy networks.

District heating is being adopted into the Goods Yard development with the council enabling a fully joined-up approach to infrastructure in the city alongside planned developments levering investment in around 14MW of solar on roof tops and ground mount at scale providing secure low carbon energy.

The planned future energy from waste facility will see investment in a facility capable of delivering locally over 25MW of electricity and significantly larger amounts of heat from the disposal of residual and commercial waste directly in the city. The adoption of the council’s energy and carbon reduction plan will set out action plans and opportunities for investment in renewables and decarbonisation activities across the council and its estate over two, five and ten years.

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