Renewable Energy centres get green light

The government has given the green light to start new offshore renewable centres as part of the National Infrastructure Plan. These centres to be based in Humber, Tees, Tyne, Lowestoft/Great […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The government has given the green light to start new offshore renewable centres as part of the National Infrastructure Plan.

These centres to be based in Humber, Tees, Tyne, Lowestoft/Great Yarmouth and Sheerness will provide support for businesses that wish to invest in manufacturing for the renewable sector.

The plan announced by Chancellor George Osborne yesterday commits £5 billion to improving our roads, rails, communication and energy infrastructure.

Dr Gordon Edge, RenewableUK’s Director of Policy supported these new centres: “The Government is sending out a strong message that it is committed to the development and deployment of renewable energy projects and the industry’s supply chain to deliver them.”

The Government also announced the approval for DONG Energy to construct a new wind farm off the Yorkshire coast yesterday. This will create 1,000 jobs during its construction and is expected to supply electricity to around 150,000 homes.