District heating is seen as a new cleaner, cheaper way to keep homes warm, but some residents say its not working as well as it should. A heating system meant to reduce bills is leaving people in fuel poverty, according to campaigners and residents. The government wants millions of us to get heat and hot water from “district heating networks” to help meet carbon reduction targets. But residents on some networks say they are more expensive than traditional heating and have been beset with problems. Providers are working to tackle issues and say some schemes work brilliantly. Instead of having a gas boiler in every home, heat networks send heat and hot water to numerous properties along a system of underground pipes from one central communal heat source.
BBC 30th April 2017 read more »