The energy organisation for European local authorities, EnergyCities, has praised Christchurch's progress, in investigating a District Energy Scheme. Energy Cities launched an appeal in May to assist Christchurch to fund investigation work into a scheme. The result was support from the Danish Association of District Heating.
The article can be viewed here: http://www.energy-cities.eu/Christchurch-district-heating
Christchurch is a member of EnergyCities.