The state of Victoria, Australia is using fines accumulated from big polluters to fund a $875,000 government grant aimed at taking excess energy from a swimming pool to re-use as power.
Cogeneration upgrades at Reservoir and the Northcote aquatic centre will help the council slash its energy use by 42 per cent and save $150,000 a year.
It is hoped that the initiative would assist Darebin Council reach its goal of being carbon neutral by 2020, reports the Herald Sun.
Victorian businesses have also been given grants under a clean technology investment program to help manufacturers reduce energy bills and cut pollution.
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