Monday, January 23, 2017

United Kingdom: Stoke-on-Trent Could Become a National Centre for Geothermal District Heating

Big Issue: Could North Staffordshire help launch a green industrial revolution?

Councillor Terry Follows, cabinet member for greener city, development and leisure, believes Stoke-on-Trent is at the forefront of a 'new energy revolution'.

He said: "With £20m of financial backing from the Government, the city has been recognised as the official UK hotspot for district heating by Nordic Heat, an international sustainable heat initiative supported by the Swedish Energy Agency.

"The city council is developing a wider energy strategy that taps into a range of new technologies to generating clean and reliable energy locally to support local industry and communities.

While heating systems like this are quite common across Europe, the technology has yet to take off in the UK, which could mean Stoke-on-Trent becomes a national centre for geothermal district heating once its scheme is up and running.

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