BEIS- the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy, has assigned construction consultant Arcadis to advise on district heating.
A recent report indicated that the UK could strive to get up to 20% of heating through district heating networks by 2050. It is however, thought that at the present time only 2% of our heating is met through district heating.
In order to promote the use of local heat networks Arcadis will research 28 towns and cities beginning with Nottingham, Greater Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol.
“Supporting energy transition is important and central to our strategy , and will make a big difference in the fight against climate change” stated Arcadis director Peter Hogg.