UK unveils new guide to investing in energy infrastructure

A new guide which provides domestic and international investors with an insight into opportunities available in the UK, including investing in energy projects, has been launched. Produced by UK Trade […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new guide which provides domestic and international investors with an insight into opportunities available in the UK, including investing in energy projects, has been launched.

Produced by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the Treasury, it sets out the reasons why Britain is a great place to invest, highlighting the nation’s regulatory regime, planning system and support for finance.

The ‘Investing in UK Infrastructure’ guide outlines 14 projects worth more than £15 billion that are open for investment.

Projects include those from the energy sector such as the Green investment Bank Offshore Wind investment fund, the Carnbroe Energy from Waste Plant and the Naert na Gaoithe offshore wind farm.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said: “The UK is one of the best places to invest in the world – we need to capitalise on that success.”

New figures from the UKTI showed foreign businesses pumped cash into 310 energy and infrastructure projects in the UK during the 2013/14 financial year.