The government has revealed it will power clean energy innovation with a £35m investment

 
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The government revealed a push towards clean energy today with a £35m investment into innovation projects in the industry.

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today announced funding for two projects to help deliver clean growth and affordable energy as part of the industrial strategy.

"The UK Government is committed to leading the world in delivering clean energy technology and today's investment shows that we are prepared to support innovation in this critical area," said Claire Perry, minister of state for BEIS, speaking at a clean energy showcase event today.

The government has promised to double energy innovation investments to £400m per year by 2021.

The funding from the BEIS energy innovation programme, will go towards smart heating systems (£10m) and innovation in using hydrogen as a potential heat source (£25m).

"Our aim is for the UK to be a global leader in innovation, science and research and our industrial strategy will help us to deliver our ambitious CO2 reduction targets while, creating jobs and opportunities for people across the country," Perry said.

The funds will help support the development of the UK's low carbon heating project, bring down the cost of energy bills and develop a range of innovative hydrogen appliances, like boilers and cookers.

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