EU funding for Oxfordshire carbon-cutting scheme

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A project to help reduce carbon emissions in Oxfordshire has won £930,000 of European funding.

The £1.24m scheme to develop renewable energy is one of nine in Europe to win the Intelligent Energy Europe funding.

The money will go towards creating hydro, ground heat, solar and wind projects as well as offering energy efficiency schemes to households.

Two other UK projects also won funding - in Newcastle and Cambridgeshire.

The bid for the cash was led by Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council, which will work with the Low Carbon Hub partnership to support community energy projects.

City councillor John Tanner said: "This is a fantastic Christmas present for Oxford and our low carbon future.

"This European funding will mean lots more hydro, ground heat, solar and wind projects in the Oxford area."

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