£14.5m low carbon heat network in Bradford

A district heat network scheme is a step closer to being built in Bradford city centre, providing heat and electricity from biomas and gas to public buildings.

The LEP’s Energy Accelerator is designed to help low carbon and energy efficient projects become a reality where they may otherwise not have been completed due to a lack of capacity, expertise and funding.

The network will potentially save 12,640 tonnes of carbon from being released into the atmosphere helping to improve air quality as well as supporting Leeds City Region and Bradford Council’s ambitions to reach net zero carbon by 2038.

Roger Marsh, chair of the LEP, said: “Tackling the climate emergency is one of the biggest challenges we face and the Energy Accelerator is a great example of how we can target investment in those projects which will have positive and lasting benefits for our communities, our economy and our environment.”

Sarah Ferriby, Executive Member for Healthy People and Places at Bradford Council, said: “Bradford Council is committed to reducing carbon emissions and seeking to use sources of renewable energy in its buildings where possible. This all fits into the work we are doing across the organisation to tackle climate change.”