Renewable energy projects to support 8,500 jobs
Eight renewable electricity projects incorporating biomass CHP, biomass conversions and offshore wind have been unveiled as part of the government’s electricity reforms, reports The Engineer.
The department of energy and climate change (DECC) believes that by 2020, the projects will provide up to £12bn of private sector investment, supporting 8,500 jobs. Furthermore, they could add 4.5GW of low-carbon electricity to Britain’s energy mix.
Once built, the successful projects will contribute around 15TWh or 14 per cent of the renewable electricity expected to come forward by 2020, helping the UK to meet its renewable energy targets. They will also reduce emissions by 10 MtCO2 per year compared to fossil fuel power generation.