Greenwich Power Station to heat homes and clean up Tube emissions

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Greenwich power station, which was built in 1906 to power London’s trams, is to lead the way in cutting carbon emissions on the London Tube Network under plans announced by Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson. It was also announced that the heat from the power generators will be used to provide heating for Greenwich homes.

The Mayor of London announced the revamp of the iconic power station, a landmark on the Greenwich riverside, which will help to make the London underground greener and reduce operating costs therefore freeing up more money for investing in the service.

Work will begin in April to install more generators to the power station and it is hoped it will be operational by 2017.

Deputy Leader of Greenwich Conservatives and Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich, Councillor Matt Hartley, welcomed the announcement from the Mayor saying: “This is very welcome news and I am delighted that this iconic building will again be leading the way, providing cleaner energy for the tube as well as heat for homes across Greenwich.”