Wood-burning energy centres could heat council offices

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PLANS to create wood-burning energy centres in a district are hotting up.

East Hampshire District Council is considering wood burning energy centres to heat parts of the region, including the council offices at Penns Place, Petersfield.

Councillors visited LC Energy, a wood fuel hub that supplies fuel to businesses, including Heathrow’s Terminal 5.

Councillor Adam Carew, who is in charge of the environment in East Hampshire, said: ‘We are really excited about the potential of low carbon wood fuel production at the council and are already in discussions with the M3 Enterprise Local Enterprise Partnership as how best we can take this forward.

‘It is amazing to think wood from right here in East Hampshire supplies Heathrow Airport’s powerful woodchip boilers.’

The authority is aiming to become one of the ‘greenest’ councils in the country.