Study also says mine energy schemes can support government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.

A new white paper published by the Mine Energy Taskforce, UK, and Local Energy Hub network, UK, has called for greater support for mine energy as a key low carbon heat source that can contribute to the UK Government’s net-zero targets.

The report also outlines how the introduction of large scale mine energy schemes will support the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda by bringing immediate and direct economic benefits to coalfield communities and businesses across the country.

The Mine Energy Taskforce is a national coalition of cross-sector partners co-ordinated by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP) that aims to share knowledge and expertise to accelerate deployment of mine energy schemes. The Local Energy Hub network brings together groups of Local Enterprise Partnerships in five different areas of the country to work together with Government to accelerate local energy schemes.

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