£12m grant to help fuel plans for green energy centre in East Yorkshire

The planned Goole Green Heat Network

Plans for a green energy centre in East Yorkshire have been backed by a £12m Government grant.

The Goole Green Heat Network is designed to extract waste heat from a nearby manufacturing plant and pump it to residents and businesses in the area.

The network would provide heat to homes and businesses, including local council buildings, cutting the town’s carbon emissions by 322,000 tonnes over 40 years.

Construction could begin next year, if the development is approved by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Alan Menzies, executive director of planning and economic regeneration at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We declared a climate emergency back in 2021 which has placed a significant focus on sustainability and climate change across the organisation.

“The supply of cleaner, lower cost heat will not only reduce the council’s carbon emissions through the supply to a number of our buildings but also allow for residents and businesses to receive a financial saving, which at such a difficult time in the energy market, is vital.”

The Goole scheme is one of seven low carbon projects across the country to be given a share of £91m from the Government’s Green Heat Network Fund.