Cllr Simon James welcomes new energy centre funding

Kingston council are celebrating winning £40,000 funding for plans to produce a new heating system for the Town Centre, which if successful could cut costs and carbon emissions for local businesses and council buildings.

A new grant from the government announced last week will fund detailed work on plans for a new energy centre, which will heat commercial and public buildings in Kingston town centre.

The council will be looking at a Combined Heat and Power system; an efficient technology that uses gas to produce electricity and captures waste heat, which is then used in the network of buildings.

The council will be liaising with local businesses in the coming months about the benefits of the proposed scheme.

Lib Dem Environment lead Cllr Simon James said:

“This is fantastic news for Kingston. We have been working on this proposal for a long time and this funding will put real momentum behind the project.

“It’s a perfect example of how Liberal Democrats on the council are looking to save on energy costs for council tax payers and local businesses.

“Investing in greener, cleaner heating systems like this will pay dividends for residents and businesses in years to come.”

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