Monday, 8 November 2010

Laura Sandys MP Meets with the Department to discuss Thanet’s ‘Green Isle’ Vision

At a meeting Laura Sandys, MP for South Thanet, held on Monday with the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), it was clear that the departments are keen to support the concept of Thanet becoming a centre for green technology, green jobs and green skills.

As the Coalition Government begins introducing measures that will make Britain greener, a whole host of opportunities will open up for both businesses and local people in Thanet to take advantage of the emerging green sector and its numerous incentives.

Following the meeting, Laura Sandys MP explained: “Our world renowned offshore wind farms should serve as anchors for future external investment into Thanet. Opportunities such as solar, biomass, marine energy, home insulation and micro-generation provide numerous windows for development and could deliver much needed employment opportunities for local people.

“Throughout the meeting, I pressed both Departments to provide help and guidance to Thanet with identifying initiatives, partners and support so that we can secure these opportunities.

“There was a significant appreciation of Thanet’s deprivation levels and our green assets. Our relatively clean environment, our stretch of coastline, and expanse of Grade 1 agricultural land all make Thanet a prime location for the roll out of green industries.”

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