Austin Macauley, Editor of the Environment Journal, talks with Nik Spencer about the HERU, how it works and its implications.
AM: Could HERU be applied by local authorities that own housing stock and housing associations?
NS: The HERU would suit social housing estates perfectly. Imagine the scenario – if every property in a street is using waste to generate energy, there would be no need for the bin lorry to visit. If you amplify this scope up to an entire housing estate, local authorities would benefit from considerable savings. In addition, it can reduce fuel costs for residents, especially important in the age of fuel poverty.
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