Both Leeds and Bradford City Councils are looking at the low carbon sector as a means of growing local economies, with district heating seen as playing a part.

Leeds, UK A report is looks at the scope for low carbon growth in the domestic, industrial, commercial and transport sectors in the Leeds City Region (LCR), estimating investment opportunities for firms in the low carbon industry of almost £4bn ($6.3bn).

In the domestic sector, it concludes that there are £1.1bn low carbon investment opportunities, which could generate annual savings of £400m a year with payback within three years. Savings would come from reduced domestic energy consumption, biomass district heating, mini wind turbines, efficient lighting and new double glazing.

These domestic measures could generate 38 per cent of the total jobs to be created in the region through investment in low carbon industries.

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