Cows produce clean heat for 750,000 UK homes: Cows are doing their bit to help the UK cut its emissions created by household heating.
Analysis from Energy Networks Association (ENA) details that enough biomethane green gas is currently being made to supply 770,654 homes.
That is over the amount of all the households in the UK’s 2nd and 3rd largest cities, Birmingham & Leeds united.
Biomethane green gas is typically created by cow dung, food leftovers & household sewage.
ENA says almost 109 biomethane green gas production sites are currently linked to Britain’s gas grid, with developers having an additional 23 sites in the pipeline.
That contrasts to only 1 that was connected to the gas grid in 2011.
The data also predicts that food waste is supplying enough biomethane to heat over 211,000 homes, that is about the same amount of homes as in Edinburgh.
David Smith, Chief Executive of ENA, stated: “Homegrown, locally produced green gas is a great way of reducing emissions from our heat & electricity production, especially when it comes to keeping Britain’s homes warm & lights on during the long, cold winter nights.
“These figures show how cow dung from our farms, leftover food from our restaurants & sewage from our water treatment plants have a huge role to play in reducing the carbon emissions from our towns, villages and communities, all whilst providing them with secure energy supplies.”
Reported from official data, heating justifies nearly 37% of total UK CO2 emissions.
Cows produce clean heat for 750,000 UK homes