The Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) launched its northern energy strategy at the Convention of the North in Rotherham today. The report says the pioneering work of Sellafield and its supply chain can provide a foundation to build a 21st century low carbon energy industry in the north. Jamie Reed, Sellafield Ltd’s head of corporate affairs, welcomed the strategy. He told the conference: We’re very supportive of the aims and ambitions of NPP’s strategy. Low carbon energy production is crucially important for economic growth and to meet the UK’s target of zero emissions by 2050. Sellafield already plays a vital role in the UK’s energy sector, providing spent fuel and waste management services to the nuclear industry on behalf of our owner, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Our priority will always be to deliver our mission in the national interest but we’re also ready to play our part in the development of the next generation of the energy industry. The conference brought together key figures from politics, business, communities, and academia in the north. They discussed ideas for how the region can help drive forward the Government’s Industrial Strategy. An independent economic review, commissioned by NPP, found the north could generate economic growth, improve productivity, and create jobs if it positioned itself as a low carbon energy leader.
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