A pipeline of 540 green energy projects in the UK could ad 43GW of generation capacity and create more than 430,000 clean jobs, largely mitigating job losses caused by COVID-19, a new report has claimed. These projects could create an investment opportunity of US$154 billion (£111 billion), with northern England and Scotland set to benefit from this growth in particular. The number of jobs created further increases if storage, transmission and distribution projects are taken into account, with the pipeline growing to 668 projects and around 625,000 jobs. Of these projects, 82 percent ate at the permitting stage and could get the green light from policy-makers without the need for new public spending. Scotland stands to see the most projects developed with 211, while the East Midlands has 39, the East of England has 41, Wales has 49, North East England has 11 and Yorkshire and the Humber has 14.
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