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West Midlands canals to help heat hospitals in renewable energy drive

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Government pledges to spend £20m turning canals, mines and rail lines into heat sources The canals of the West Midlands may seem an unlikely source of warmth, but these waterways could soon be used to heat hospitals and tower blocks under a plan to harness Britain's hidden heating sources. The government has promised to spend more than £20m on nine schemes across the country to exploit cheap, renewable heat from canals, old mineshafts and in London tube lines.
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