Landmark report calls for region to shape its own future

Barry White

A recent report by the think tank, the  Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) North  https://www.ippr.org/files/2022-01/1642509678_sotn-2021-22-jan-22.pdf has called for radical change in decision making powers if the government wants to capitalise on Yorkshire being at the forefront  of the green energy revolution.

The report’s summary points out that:  ‘On net zero, despite the North being home to many of the assets that are needed in order to transition to a greener and more sustainable future, the region remains held back from shaping its own net zero future. This is typified by the fact that while the North generates more than 50 per cent of England’s renewable energy – with Yorkshire and the Humber alone seeing a 4,206 per cent increase in its renewable energy contribution since 2003 – the promise of widespread green jobs seems like a distant prospect in many places.’

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