Gosport MP, Caroline Dinenage, has welcomed the new aim announced by the Prime Minister at the Conservative Party Conference that all homes will be powered by offshore wind by 2030.
With a £160 million investment for factories and ports to manufacture new offshore technology, such as floating wind farms, the target is to increase the offshore wind capacity by 30 gigawatts by 2030.
This will not only provide clean energy, but also create and sustain green jobs by creating 2000 construction jobs and supporting up to 60 000 jobs directly.
Caroline, who stood on a manifesto that committed to increase offshore wind energy supply by a third, has commended today’s announcement. Over summer, she met with several constituents to discuss the importance of protecting our environment and tackling climate change and raised concerns direct with Ministers.
“Combating climate change and improving our natural environment is a passion that I know my constituents share with me.
“Today’s announcement is a big step towards achieving our goal of being net zero by 2050, and help provide cheaper, greener energy for constituents across Gosport, Hill Head, Stubbington and Lee-on-the-Solent.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“Our seas hold immense potential to power our homes and communities with low-cost green energy and we are already leading the way in harnessing its strengths.
“Now, as we build back better we must build back greener. So we are committing to new ambitious targets and investment into wind power to accelerate our progress towards net zero emissions by 2050.
“This sets us on our path towards a green industrial revolution, which will provide tens of thousands of highly-skilled jobs.”