‘Northern Powerhouse should lead energy transition”

The Northern Powerhouse should lead the energy transition with deals, not words. That is according to Denise Massey, the Managing Director of the Energy Innovation Centre. She says the shift to a green economy will require businesses from across all energy sectors to pull together and work in the same direction, if the UK is to achieve the energy trilemma challenge of sustainability, […]

George Osborne to chair Northern Powerhouse think tank

Former Chancellor George Osborne has taken up a new job as chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. The think tank will bring together businesses and politicians to commission research, share ideas and aim to hold the government to press ahead with devolution for the north. Mr Osborne, who championed the idea of the creating the […]

Utilities pump £2bn annually in the North

Utilities are pumping £2 billion worth of investment every year across the north of England. That’s according to a new report launched by Northern Gas Networks, Northern Powergrid, Yorkshire Water and Northumbrian Water, which together make up Infrastructure North. It revealed for every £1 the four companies invest, a ripple effect of 87p extra spending […]