Up to £1 billion could be invested in low carbon projects in Cheshire over the next few years, saving a possible three million tonnes of carbon emissions by 2030.
The Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has joined forces with a group of companies to deliver the ‘Invest Net Zero Cheshire’ roadmap, which proposes investment in various technologies such as hydrogen, carbon capture, energy storage and smart grids.
Cheshire West and Chester is considered the fourth largest carbon emitter in the UK and the LEP announced the need for change.
Clare Hayward, Chair of the LEP, commented: “We want to make Cheshire and Warrington the most sustainable place in the UK and reach net zero emissions by 2030, which is not that far away.
“To do this we need an integrated, collaborative and bold approach. Investors do not want to see piecemeal initiatives; they want to see a joined-up approach to decarbonisation. There is no better place to invest. We have the vision, a clear path to investment and the ecosystem needed to deliver.”