North could benefit from 46,000 new green jobs by 2030

Up to 46,000 jobs could be created in the low-carbon power sector in the north of England by 2030, according to a report from thinktank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

The report, published today, finds that decarbonisation is both “a unique opportunity and threat” to the north of England. It notes that the region produced 48% of the UK’s renewable electricity between 2005 and 2014 but is also home to the largest number of coal and gas power stations in England.

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