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Green Growth

Powering our net zero future

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The Midlands Engine has gone further than any other region in translating government low carbon ambitions into a regional plan for net zero.

Our industry-led Ten Point Plan for Green Growth sets out how we can and will deliver levelling up and economic prosperity. It is how the Midlands Engine partnership will mobilise and spearhead pan-regional action with a focus on green buildings, net zero transport, clean and smart energy, and crucial enablers including green innovation, the energy workforce and green finance.

Exceptional work in low carbon is already underway across our vast Midlands Engine partnership landscape, making the Midlands a leading location for green growth. But the potential for more is phenomenal. By 2041 and by working together, we have the potential to create or safeguard 196,000 green jobs, increase regional GVA by almost £26 billion and reduce carbon dioxide emisions by 36%.

Our Ten Point Plan brings together an impressive spectrum of expertise to identify a key role for the Midlands region in driving green innovation and as a centre for excellence in new technologies and clean fuels, such as hydrogen – as we complement existing partner initiatives and capitalise on the wealth of economic opportunities presented by the shift to low carbon.

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Technologies made in the Midlands are key to unlock the hydrogen opportunity

The Midlands Engine Hydrogen Technologies Strategy has been co-created by partners to crystallise and champion the pivotal role the Midlands and our rapidly growing Hydrogen Technologies Valley can play in low carbon hydrogen – to achieve government ambitions to expand the UK hydrogen economy and drive sustainable growth.

The Midlands is the manufacturing heartland of the UK, with unrivaled expertise and capacity to make and apply low carbon hydrogen technologies to deliver net zero. It is hydrogen technologies that have the power to connect hydrogen generators and end-users – and it is the Midlands that has the power to make those technologies, for use in areas as diverse as transport, domestic heating and off-grid power supplies.

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Green Growth Digital Map
Showcasing our region’s wealth of green growth assets

The Green Growth Digital Map is a live tool with functionality for Midlands Engine partners to provide updates and new projects as and when they emerge, ensuring our showcase of regional green growth assets is always up to date.

Developed by the Midlands Engine Observatory, this interactive tool brings our region’s green growth assets to life – showcasing our region’s flagship projects, facilities and key industry leaders, as well as exemplar case studies from across the Midlands.

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Natural Capital Monitor
Protected and productive natual assets

Natural capital is the elements of nature that directly or indirectly produce value to people including ecosystems, species, freshwater, land, minerals, air and oceans, as well as natural processes and functions. The Natural Capital Monitor places a value on our region’s natural assets so that we can better protect them.

Latest news

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Economic Opportunities

Oct 3 2022

World-leading Fusion site to be located in West Burton, Nottinghamshire

Today, organisations championing economic growth across the Midlands welcomed the announcement from the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) that West Burton will host the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)’s pioneering prototype fusion power station.  

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Green Growth

Sep 23 2022

New date announced for Midlands Engine’s Quarterly Economic Briefing on Green Growth

On 12 October, 10-12:00am, the Midlands Engine Partnership will hold their rescheduled Quarterly Economic Briefing (QEB), with a focus on regional green growth initiatives.

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Green Growth

Sep 6 2022

Midlands Engine and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to host UK Hydrogen Policy Update webinar

On 22 September, 14:00-15:30, Midlands Engine will hold a webinar with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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