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East Anglia: Energy Minister Michael Fallon praises regional energy sector’s ‘success story’

13:12 10 March 2014

Energy Minister Michael Fallon (centre) with EEEGR chief executive Simon Gray (right) and director Mark Goodall, with the new apprenticeships guide for the area.

Energy Minister Michael Fallon (centre) with EEEGR chief executive Simon Gray (right) and director Mark Goodall, with the new apprenticeships guide for the area.

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The East of England’s role in helping meet the UK’s future energy needs won praise from Energy Minister Michael Fallon at the SNS2014 Conference gala dinner.

Mr Fallon said it was important for Government and industry to work together to maximise benefits from the vast energy potential in the region and complimented the work of the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) in its support for supply chain businesses.

He highlighted continuing North Sea gas reserves, the East Anglian coast’s perfect position for offshore wind development and the likely prospect of EDF committing to the Sizewell C new nuclear power station.

“The East of England is one of the UK’s greatest success stories and assets and continues to play its part in driving the economy, and will play an integral part for decades to come,” he added.

During his visit, Mr Fallon also officially launched two new EEEGR publications, a Fabrication directory for the region and an energy apprenticeships guide

EEEGR chief executive Simon Gray said he was delighted the Minister had found time to attend last week’s event and to endorse the region and its unique position for energy assets.

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