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Boris Johnson not just full of hot air! London Underground excess heat to warm up Islington homes

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Because keeping warm at home doesn’t have to cost the Earth…

Boris Johnson heats Islington Homes

Anyone who’s been on the London Underground before in the summertime will know just how bloomin’ hot it can get down there. But just imagine if we could use that excess heat produced to actually heat our homes. Well now we can…

Islington Council is teaming up with that white haired firecracker Boris Johnson, UK Power Networks and Transport for London in order to harness some of the excess heat given off by the tube.

Heat from the Northern Line will be piped to homes across Islington, saving consumers money and 500 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year. Pretty impressive!

It’s a small step but we’re definitely heading in the right direction. Great work Bo-Jo!


frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
/ Do it in public (not the car/plane) /


Pic: PA Images.

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