Maria Caulfield MP has hailed the Prime Minister’s announcement at Conservative Party Conference of a £160 million investment in wind energy as great news for Newhaven.
This new £160 million funding will support major new port side manufacturing hubs, so that the UK can host the factories making the next generation of offshore wind equipment.
The Government is also confirming a boost to its previous target to deliver up to 30GW of offshore wind, to delivering 40GW by 2030. This will set us on a path to deliver net zero by 2050.
The growth of the UK offshore wind sector as a whole will support 30,000 direct jobs and another 30,000 indirectly by 2030.
The Government is also announcing a new ambition for 1GW of the new 40GW by 2030 target to come from floating offshore wind – a brand new technology allowing wind farms to be built further out to sea in deeper waters, boosting capacity even further.
Maria Caulfield MP said “With Rampion Wind Farm being based in Newhaven’s Port the Prime Minister’s announcement of £160 million of funding for port side infrastructure for offshore wind is great news for Newhaven. This will create jobs and help continue my plans for the regeneration of Newhaven. For the wider community this shows the Government’s commitment to clean, green energy and to help stop the climate crisis by delivering net zero by 2050.”