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Humber LEP takes part in Westminster committee discussing increasing the UK’s green jobs

March 5, 2021

The success of the Humber at creating green jobs – and what both the region and the UK will need to create future green roles – has been discussed in a Parliamentary committee.

Richard Kendall, the Humber LEP’s Director of Business and Strategy, appeared as part of the Environmental Audit Committee’s virtual inquiry into green jobs on Wednesday afternoon.

The committee had asked to hear from the Humber about how the region’s success could be replicated elsewhere, and what more could be

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Humber Cluster Plan is successful in £1.7m decarbonisation funding bid

January 4, 2021

An ambitious decarbonisation plan for the region has received Government backing.

A total of £1.7m government funding has been secured for the Humber Cluster Plan – a comprehensive plan for decarbonisation in our region, which will show how the Humber cluster can achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040, potentially making it the first in the world to do so.

This joint bid by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and CATCH also involves eight private sector partner organisations and was submitted to

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Humber LEP welcomes plans for Equinor’s Hydrogen to Humber Saltend plant

July 1, 2020

The Humber LEP has welcomed the announcement by Equinor that it has set out plans for the Hydrogen to Humber Saltend (H2H Saltend) hydrogen and natural gas plant.

This could see one of the UK’s – and the world’s – first at-scale facilities to produce hydrogen from natural gas in combination with carbon capture and storage (CCS) being created in the region as part of Zero Carbon Humber.

Chair of the Humber LEP, Stephen Parnaby OBE, reacted positively to the news today.

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Funding now available for renewable energy generation projects in rural communities

January 15, 2020

Rural groups in the Humber who are looking to develop greener ways to provide energy for their communities could benefit from thousands of pounds of funding to help develop their projects.

The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a Government initiative to support rural communities seeking to develop feasibility work for renewable energy projects. Across the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, around £1.46m is available for suitable projects in total.

The funding is available to community groups such as parish councils,

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Yorkshire Post Column: November 2019

November 25, 2019

By Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP

In early November the Humber welcomed 800 delegates to Hull for the Energy and Clean Growth in the Northern Powerhouse conference.

As the conference began, I set out one important question for the attendees to take into consideration as they listened to the speakers over the two days – how can we address climate change while maintaining economic growth?

The conference saw the publication of the NP11’s report into clean growth for the Northern Powerhouse,

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Humber LEP launches vision for Clean Growth ahead of major Energy Conference

November 4, 2019

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has set out its vision for clean growth in the region ahead of a landmark event.

Read the full report here: Humber Clean Growth White Paper.

The ambitious plan aims to put the Energy Estuary at the forefront of what LEP Chair Lord Haskins called “the biggest global question today”: addressing climate change while maintaining economic growth.

The publication comes as hundreds of business, academic and political leaders from across the North of England prepare to visit the

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