Labour has pledged to invest £1.8bn in Britain’s port infrastructure as part of its Green Prosperity Plan.

Labour says its plan will help support the creation of up to 650,000 jobs in Britain’s industrial heartlands, as well as driving green technologies and helping the country acehieve its ambitious targets for renewable energy.

Our Humber Freeport Chair, Simon Bird, has commented on Labour’s ports pledge.

He said: “The Humber is a ‘super cluster’ of UK decarbonisation. We welcome Labour’s commitment to getting behind this kind of green growth.

Simon Bird, Chair of Humber Freeport

“We have an array of proven projects and investors across the Humber Freeport and look forward to working with any future Labour administration, if elected, on combining private and public investment to best effect.”

Labour has also pledged to invest in technologies like floating offshore wind, hydrogen, nuclear and carbon capture and storage – a move the party says will help secure Britain’s energy independence.

As the UK’s ‘Energy Estuary,’ the Humber region is a hotbed for investment and innovation in renewable technologies, leading the UK in its drive to net zero.


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