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Carbon plan for Sydney

| Sourced From SMH |

Sydney’s central business district and inner city would effectively become ”carbon neutral” under ambitious plans to build a network of trigeneration power plants under key buildings.

The City of Sydney’s climate change advisor, Allan Jones, said the network would be fitted out to be converted from gas to biomass power, essentially eliminating the release of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels.

The initial goal was to reduce emissions in central Sydney by 70 per cent in the next two decades, Mr Jones said.

This would require installing 325 megawatts of new power around the inner city.

The new trigeneration plants, many of them to be built in the basements of existing buildings such as the Sydney Town Hall, would burn gas to generate electricity and also capture heat from the process that could be used to either heat or cool buildings.

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