The UK currently has a pipeline of 61GW of renewables and storage that if developed could bring in £125 billion to the UK economy. This is according to trade association Regen, which released new analysis of the UK’s pipeline. It found that this pipeline could provide 200,000 jobs and could add £125 billion to the value of the UK economy across the entire country. This comes as many companies and organisations seek to highlight the benefits of a green recovery from COVID-19 to both jobs and the economy, with the IEA finding that worldwide millions of jobs could be saved and the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit finding that tens of thousands of UK jobs could be saved.
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The UK has a “huge” 61GW pipeline of green electricity projects with 18GW deemed ‘shovel-ready’ according to new analysis from Regen. The trade association’s analysis has found that the 61GW pipeline could provide 200,000 jobs. This breaks down into offshore wind scooping up just over half that figure at 31.7GW, with onshore wind (11.9GW), solar PV (8.6GW) and storage (8.5GW) splitting the remaining half. Alongside the benefit to jobs, developing these projects could add £125 billion to the value of the UK economy across the entire country, Regen said.
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