Thousands of green jobs to be created in Hull

Thousands of green jobs to be created in Hull

Thousands of green jobs to be created in Hull

Hull City Council have announced that they expect thousands of green jobs to be created in Hull over the next decade.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has identified the number of green jobs needed in each local authority area to ensure the UK is carbon neutral by 2050.

It said Hull would need to create 6,143 jobs by 2030 and 11,563 by 2050.

Hull City Council have said that the city is already well on the way to that target.

This is in large part thanks to one of the UK’s strongest renewable energy sectors, led by firms including Siemens Gamesa.

Siemens Gamesa has created more than 1,000 jobs in the renewables sector.

Councillor Stephen Brady, Leader of Hull City Council, said:

“Hull has been at the forefront of the green jobs revolution with more than 1,000 created at Hull’s Siemens Gamesa wind turbine plant.

“The LGA report published today shows that over the next 10 years, the green economy in Hull could create more than 6,000 new jobs as well as create the opportunity to increase the skills and knowledge of Hull residents so they can take up these new jobs and help local businesses transform for the future.

“Hull is in a very strong place to grow the local green economy and use it as a key driver in the post-Covid recovery plan for our communities.”

The council is now pushing ahead to recruit skilled officers to work in its new climate change team.

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