RenewableUK: New Industrial Strategy Can Make Renewables Shine

RenewableUK has welcomed the UK government’s commitment to “support industries of the future” and identify clean and affordable energy as one of the ten pillars of its modern Industrial Strategy.

This includes delivering affordable energy and clean growth, investing in science, research and innovation, upgrading infrastructure and boosting trade and inward investment.

The Prime Minister Theresa May launched the proposals “to drive growth across the whole country and create more high skilled, high paid jobs” in a green paper published on Monday, 23 January.

“The Prime Minster has taken a bold step by focussing specifically on innovative new industries where the UK is leading the world, and which are challenging the old order. That’s exactly what our wind, wave and tidal energy industries are doing by delivering affordable energy and clean growth – key pillars which Theresa May has set out in her bold vision for modern Britain,” RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said.

”Our offshore wind and marine energy industries are the envy of the rest of the world, with economic benefits being reaped around the UK from the shipyards of Liverpool to the banks of the Humber to the waters of Orkney. The global renewable energy market is worth $290bn a year, so it’s crucial that the final Industrial Strategy provides a strong Sector Deal for our wind and marine technologies.”

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