Renewable energy boost in Teesside

10 Aug 2010
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A £200 million investment will boost renewable energy in the north-east of England.

Sembcorp UK and SITA UK are working together to create a new facility at the Wilton International site, which will be used to recover UK energy.

As well as the 50 jobs that will be sustained when the plant is open, around 200 jobs will be created during the construction of the building.

Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council George Dunning stated that the local economy will be boosted as a result of the £200 million investment.

"The renewable energy sector is thriving on Teesside and this latest news is extremely welcome from both an environmental and economic point of view," he said.

This is the latest development in England in the renewable energy sector, after the country's energy and climate change minister Chris Huhne announced a reform of the industry.

He stated that local authorities will now be able to sell the extra UK energy they create to the national grid. 

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