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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:16 pm on 14th December 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 5:16 pm, 14th December 2020

County Durham has a proud and long history of coalmining. Ironically, it has left the county with a new valuable resource of green energy: the thermal heat from former coalmines. Durham County Council and Newcastle University are working together to develop the Seaham garden village project, which will tap into this new heat source for 1,500 homes. May I ask the Secretary of State to look at that and see how similar products could be spread out across County Durham and other former coalfield areas?