CNG Services Ltd1 featured in a new report which finds that the UK’s £12.5
billion renewables industry supports 110,000 jobs across the supply chain
‘Renewable Energy: Made in Britain,’ a ground-breaking new report from the REA2 and Innovas, leaders in the low carbon economy field, will be launched today – on the eve of the Clean Energy Ministerial Summit3 – at the award winning headquarters of Renewable Energy Systems4. This marks the first time that the turnover and employment figures of the entire UK renewables sector have been quantified and brought together in one place.
The report finds that the UK renewables industry is worth £12.5 billion and supports 110,000 jobs, with 400,000 required to meet the 2020 renewables targets5. The report also reveals:
These findings come just days after the European Commission identified the green economy as a “key sector” offering “important job creation potential,” with renewables alone claimed to provide up to 3 million jobs across the EU to 20206.
When it comes to the employment, economic and energy challenges we face, this report gives a clear answer: Make it renewable, and make it in Britain.”Gaynor Hartnell
REA Chief Executive
“Renewable energy not only provides us with clean and secure energy that cuts our reliance on imported fossil fuels – it generates billions of pounds of investment and potentially hundreds and thousands of jobs and is a key growth sector for the UK economy. The REA’s report sets out plainly the opportunities and challenges in this area. We are determined to seize the momentum and secure maximum benefit for the UK.”Gregory Barker
Minister of State for Climate Change,
CNG Services Ltd (CSL) are at the forefront of providing renewable solutions for the transport sector and are featured on page 33 of the report, which highlighted CSL’s pioneering role in providing an “Organic Waste to Vehicle Fuel” network. The filling station is the largest of its kind in the UK and has the capacity to fill 500 dual-fuel HGVs with compressed natural gas (CNG). Benefits of CNG as a vehicle fuel are as follows:
CSL is supporting a number of biomethane to grid projects in the UK where renewable gas produced from the anaerobic digestion of organic waste is upgraded and injected into the UK gas grid. This ‘green gas’ can be tracked using the Green Gas Certification Scheme and equivalent gas can be extracted and dispensed to trucks at Crewe. Crewe is the first station in a proposed network of CNG filling stations that will support the “Organic Waste to Vehicle Fuel” concept that enables vehicles to run on green gas.
The report also revealed that the anaerobic digestion and biomethane sector has a national turnover of £320 million and supports 2,650 jobs across the supply chain.
“Our CNG station in Crewe – which is the largest in the UK – is well placed to help hauliers in the North West reduce their carbon footprint and save money. Crewe is known as a railway town but it’s now also firmly on the map as the UK’s leading gas for trucks town.”John Baldwin
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