Green Port Hull to deliver renewable energy capital in UK

03 Dec 2010
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Turbine manufacturer to set up in Hull

The Green Port Hull project aims to make Hull the renewable energy capital of the UK and the £100 million scheme has been launched today (December 3rd).

A partnership between Associated British Ports (ABP), Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the University of Hull, the initiative will involve the creation of a new base for a major turbine manufacturer.

Plans are already in place for this move, but the site needs to be producing new turbines by 2014 if the government is to meet its 2030 targets for renewable energy production, the organisation stated.

"The development is already consented, completely environmentally compensated for and can be delivered by 2014. We have the land and the location to offer potential manufacturers an excellent opportunity," commented ABP representative Matt Jukes.

Meanwhile, Alex Randall, a spokesman for the Centre for Alternative Technology, recently argued that more ambitious goals need to be set to make the UK a powerhouse for renewable energy over the coming years.

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