East Anglia can be at the forefront of green technology, says New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

Scroby Sand offshore windfarm in the North Sea off the Norfolk Coast near Great Yarmouth.
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Scroby Sand offshore windfarm in the North Sea off the Norfolk Coast near Great Yarmouth. Wind Turbine . Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2006

East Anglian industry leaders have said the region can play a crucial part in the government’s strategy to decarbonise the economy.

The Clean Growth Strategy, published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), maps out how the UK can benefit through all sectors becoming environmentally sustainable.

The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has greeted the proposals and said the East was well positioned to take advantage of funding.

In the UK, more than £2.5bn will be invested by the government to support low carbon innovation from 2015 to 2021, with a further £4.7bn from the National Productivity Investment Fund.

Doug Field, chairman of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The economic growth we desire must be achieved in a clean and sustainable manner. It’s a vital part of the pledge we make to future generations.”


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