Lord Ravensdale highlights Midlands Engine Green Growth Action Plan in House of Lords
Midlands Engine APPG Energy Subgroup Chair Lord Ravensdale spoke in the House of Lords to highlight the work of the Midlands Engine in the energy sector, and their plans for a Midlands Engine Green Growth Action Plan.
On Monday 14th December, Lord Ravensdale asked a question in the House of Lords debate on the Green Economic Recovery, following on from the first meeting of the Midlands Engine APPG Subgroup on Energy on Tuesday 8th December.
Lord Ravensdale asked the Government the following question:
My Lords, I declare my interests in the register. The voice of the regions will be key to our green economic recovery. The Midlands Engine’s green growth conversation aims to bring together key players in the energy sector, including local authorities, LEPs, businesses and academics to create a regional action plan. What plans do the Government have to interact with such initiatives and support existing regional strengths to enable a clean economic recovery?
Minister Lord Callanan responded on behalf of the Government, noting the importance of the Midlands Engine Green Growth Conversation and subsequent Action Plan:
The noble Lord makes a very good point; the Midlands green growth conversation is an important piece of work, and I look forward to the Midlands Engine growth action plan, which I understand is being published in the new year. The 10-point plan sets out our intention to “reinvigorate our industrial heartlands”, such as the north and the Midlands.
The next meeting of the Midlands Engine APPG Energy Subgroup will align with the future stages of the Midlands Engine Green Growth Conversation, ensuring regional parliamentarians are fully involved in its launch and promotion.