Chancellor George Osborne is being urged to fire up his ailing Northern Powerhouse agenda and transform the region into a global clean energy hub, ahead of the Budget next week. More than 80 organisations across Northern England have signed up to a declaration, calling on the Government to back renewable energy across the regions. So far negotiations about the Northern Powerhouse have ignored the need for new energy infrastructure. The signatories – which include the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, businesses, communities investing in small-scale renewable projects and nature conservation organisations – want to see the region benefit from renewables and smart energy technologies.
Edie 11th March 2016 read more »