Cumbria 'could be renewable energy hub'

08 Nov 2010
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Cumbria 'could be renewable energy hub'

A new hub for renewable energy in the UK could be established in Cumbria.

This is according to north-west MEP Sajjad Karim, who stated that the area is ripe for renewable energy investments.

Speaking to the News and Star, he explained that the region has already been visited by European politicians who believe it has the potential to develop plenty of renewable energy.

"I see Cumbria becoming a centre of excellence for renewable energy provision and for research and development," he said.

Mr Karim added that EU funds will be given towards renewable energy developments in Cumbria, but explained that they will mostly be centred on research, in order to make the most out of the area's rich resources.

Brazilian nuclear physicist Jose Goldemberg recently told the Guardian that renewable energy could replace fossil fuels in the western world if developments in technology continue at the same pace.

But he pointed out that only ten per cent of Europe's power needs are currently met by renewable energy

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