A SCHEME to make Tesco in Eynesbury more eco-friendly have been given the go-ahead. A green heating and power system for the supermarket has been approved by Huntingdonshire District Council s development control panel. It is being built as an extension

A SCHEME to make Tesco in Eynesbury more eco-friendly have been given the go-ahead.

A green heating and power system for the supermarket has been approved by Huntingdonshire District Council's development control panel.

It is being built as an extension of the existing store in Barford Road and is one of a number of green energy schemes being installed at the supermarket.

The combined heat and power station will enable Tesco to generate its own electricity from gas which the store says is more efficient than buying from the national grid.

Tesco will use the heat generated to warm the store and is expecting to reduce its energy consumption by 10 per cent.

A spokesman for Tesco said the company was excited about the combined heat and power station (CHP) because of the potential to save an "enormous amount of energy".

The CHP will be located within the rear of the service yard to the west of the store. It will measure 7.6m in length, 3.2m in width and 5.2m in height.

The supermarket is also intending to install micro wind turbines at its Tesco Extra in Abbots Ripton Road, Huntingdon.