£1 billion to be invested into Cheshire’s journey to net zero


Cheshire is set to become the North West’s renewable energy hub, with the recent development of a £1 billion investment blueprint which focuses on low carbon projects within the county.

Aiming to save nearly 3 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030, the initiative is a partnership between the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Cheshire Energy Hub.

As one of the UK’s manufacturing power houses, Cheshire’s Ellesmere Port consumes around 5% of the UK’s energy. A local climate emergency was declared after it was discovered that Cheshire West and Chester are the fourth largest carbon emitters in the country.

A ten-month study funded by the LEP and some local private sector partners resulted in a net zero investment plan. The plan intends to create jobs and create inclusive growth in the area, while delivering value to industry energy users and investors.

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