Energy giants E.ON announces plans for major new heating and cooling system designed to help the Square Mile deliver on its goal of net zero emissions by 2040. An ice sculpture showcasing iconic London landmarks was unveiled yesterday in the capital’s Charterhouse Square to mark the unveiling of ambitious new plans to build one of the UK’s largest zero carbon heating and cooling systems beneath the streets of the Square Mile. E.ON announced it is to proceed with a new £4m project to enhance its existing Citigen district heating project with the installation of new heat pumps. The project is expected to provide 4MW of extra heating capacity, which is enough to supply 2,300 average UK homes and will add to Citigen’s existing combined heat and power engines, which already produce enough low carbon electricity and heating for the equivalent of more than 11,000 homes. The heat pumps being installed at the Citigen energy centre will draw from the natural warmth of the earth, while also recycling waste heat from power generation. E.ON said the new heat pump and borehole solutions will cut carbon emissions associated with heating and cooling by up to 50 per cent, while also helping to improve local air quality by reducing nitrogen oxide emissions.
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