How Humber now leads ‘net zero’ revolution
Yorkshire Energy Park’s Project Director, Andrew Reynolds, has recently written an article for the Yorkshire Post on how Yorkshire can lead the way in the transition to net zero. You can read the full article here and a summary is provided below.
Due to a unique set of factors, Yorkshire is well-placed to transition from being the home of major industries such as coal, refineries and steelworks, to an innovative energy hub with the potential to lead the UK in the creation of green technologies and ideas.
The Humber will be host to one of the country’s first new ‘freeports’ which will give businesses tax incentives and favourable custom arrangements, further embedding it as the busiest port complex in the UK – encompassing Hull, Goole, Grimsby and Immingham ports.
The Humber is also within a new “carbon capture cluster” in which innovative technologies will be used to reduce carbon emissions in the region. Combine these two factors with the fact that the Humber is already home to the UK’s “energy estuary”, then you have the ideal framework to kickstart a green revolution and bring jobs and investment to the area – as the article outlines.
The Yorkshire Energy Park is uniquely positioned to benefit from all of these factors and will play an important role in helping Yorkshire lead the way in creating new green technologies.