Friends of the Earth has published a short briefing note about the Green Port Hull proposal. There is an extract below, and a link to the whole document.
- Proposals from Associated British Ports (ABP) and Siemens to build Green Port Hull, an offshore wind turbine manufacturing plant, on the North bank of the Humber Estuary have been welcomed across the region.The Government’s independent advisors, the Committee for Climate Change, have made it clear that the UK needs investment in clean, decarbonised electricity if we are to meet our Climate Change Act commitments to cut carbon emissions.
Friends of the Earth’s analysis shows that offshore wind could provide up to 40% of electricity demand in 2030.
Investments in the renewables industry, like Green Port Hull, could ensure that the sector grows to be worth up to £75 billion within the next decade with further growth in the 2020s. This will provide secure, affordable and clean energy whilst breathing new life into places like Hull.