Homeowners in Nottingham are more likely to be able to switch energy sources as the city generated four per cent of its energy from green methods in 2006.
The city uses Eastcroft incinerator to supply clean electricity and heating to consumers and in the process figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change reveal it produces five times more renewable energy than Coventry, which is Nottingham's nearest national rival, reports the Evening Post.
Nearly £2 million is due to be spent on expanding the district heating system from early next year to enable new homes to benefit from the greener supply.
Councillor Katrina Bull, portfolio holder for environment and climate change, told the paper: "We as a city must invest further in generating local, cheap, low-carbon energy to further protect our city's residents and businesses [from high prices]."
She called for additional renewable energy projects to be developed in the region to further benefit homes and businesses and offer greater protection against prices from energy suppliers.
Ofgem recently warned energy prices could rise by 60 per cent over the next few years.
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