The powerful role the energy sector can play in the future of the Northern Powerhouse was underlined in the route map to productivity unveiled 12 months ago. The Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) placed energy at the heart of its landmark 2050 report. Its call for government investment included £1bn to create a new Northern industry in small nuclear reactors, capable of being manufactured at a plant and brought to a site to be built and allowing for better nuclear material security. Andy Koss, chief executive of Drax Power, who led the energy engagement side of the report, declared at its launch: “The North is uniquely placed to deliver the UK’s energy needs. “There are huge opportunities for us as a region – not just in terms of potential jobs and the economic benefits, but also the positive environmental impacts associated with decarbonisation.
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