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Islington Council receives £30,000 for energy scheme

PUBLISHED: 15:19 07 March 2016 | UPDATED: 14:45 09 March 2016

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd (right) with Lucy Padfield, Islington Councils Energy Services Manager, seeing how the Bunhill Energy Centre provides heat to nearly 900 homes.

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd (right) with Lucy Padfield, Islington Councils Energy Services Manager, seeing how the Bunhill Energy Centre provides heat to nearly 900 homes.

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Islington has netted a £30,000 government grant to set the wheels in motion on an innovative energy saving scheme

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd (right) with Lucy Padfield, Islington Councils Energy Services Manager, seeing how the Bunhill Energy Centre provides heat to nearly 900 homes. Energy Secretary Amber Rudd (right) with Lucy Padfield, Islington Councils Energy Services Manager, seeing how the Bunhill Energy Centre provides heat to nearly 900 homes.

The funding will be used for a study into how to extend the current district heating network to housing estates situated to the south of Bunhill.

Energy secretary Amber Rudd, who visited Bunhill Energy Centre today to see how it provides heat to nearly 900 homes, said: “Developing more home-grown energy is a vital part of our plan to ensure long-term energy security for our families and businesses.

“We are determined to do this by backing innovation, in a way that keeps bills down for consumers and creates jobs and financial security for working people.

“The funding we’re awarding today is part of that plan – the local authorities being awarded this money have shown that they have the right ideas for providing secure, low carbon energy to thousands of homes and businesses across Britain.”

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd with members of Transport for London, finding out how heat from a disused underground station will power local homes in the futurel Energy Secretary Amber Rudd with members of Transport for London, finding out how heat from a disused underground station will power local homes in the futurel

Islington council is just one of 24 local authorities that have won a share of the £1.5 million being invested on renewable heat projects.

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