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Power and heat includes emissions resulting from electricity usage and emissions resulting from providing heat to buildings.

Nationally, emissions from power generation have continued to fall as the percentage of renewable energy contributing to the national grid increases. Last year renewable energy (including biogas) provided 43% of the power the UK consumed.

Local solutions to decarbonise heat are crucial if we are to meet our 2030 target. The following heat and power actions are a reflection of this, highlighting areas that are already at an advanced stage, as well as more innovative solutions that require further development. Successful funding applications will enable a low carbon heat network to commence, whilst our partnership work with Western Power will ensure grid capacity to keep our buildings warm.

3.65 - Progress proposals to connect Civic Centre to the city centre low carbon heat network.

3.66 - Assess the feasibility of marine source heat pumps at various sites around Plymouth.

3.67 - Assess the feasibility of heat networks in Barne Barton and Derriford.

3.68 - Test the yield from ground source wells in Millbay to provide low carbon heat.

3.69 - Secure planning permission for a Community Solar Farm at Chelson Meadow in partnership with Plymouth Energy Community (PEC), with a view to deliver a 13.2MW array.