The climate emergency is real and now is the time to take immediate action. If we’re going to meet the UK’s climate commitments and the Government’s net zero targets, we must create a green energy network. A network that can transport more renewable and low carbon energy to our homes and businesses.
Offshore wind projects and other low carbon and renewable energy sources have a critical role to play in meeting these targets. The Government’s ambition is for offshore wind to generate enough energy to power every home in the country by 2030. Around 60% of current offshore wind projects are looking to connect their energy onshore along the East Coast.
With this comes real opportunity. The communities along the East Coast of England, such as East Anglia, are perfectly placed to embrace the economic opportunities that cleaner, greener sources of energy will provide.
By working together, we can create a legacy across the region for generations to come. To deliver net zero, new skills will be needed, new careers will be created and there will be opportunities for our children for years to come. Perhaps their future jobs don’t even exist yet.