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Think tank highlights energy challenges for the North

Think tank highlights energy challenges for the North


A new report by IPPR has examined the challenges and opportunities for the energy sector in the North. The challenges included: the North’s falling share of energy GVA owing to the decline in traditional power generation; the region’s disproportionately high energy demand due to the presence of several energy-intensive commercial and industrial sectors; and the potential for national energy policy to obscure regional strengths and opportunities. However, the report said that the North was “leading the way” in the renewables transition, and that it had a “burgeoning” low-carbon goods and services sector.

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