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Prime Minister supports clean energy and innovation in keynote Brexit speech

17 January 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rob Norris
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RenewableUK is highlighting the Prime Minister’s keynote Brexit speech in which she made clear her support for clean energy. She also pledged to build a stronger economy by developing a new modern industrial strategy.


In her speech, Theresa May noted that the UK is one of the best places in the world for science and innovation, with a proud history of leading on and supporting cutting edge technology – including clean energy. She said it’s important that Britain remains at the forefront of such fields.


RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said: “The Prime Minister has sent a strong signal that Britain is open for business by stating that we’ll be more outward looking than ever before as a global trading nation.


The renewable energy market is an international one worth hundreds of billions of dollars a year. As the UK is the global leader in offshore wind as well as wave and tidal energy, we’re well placed to attract investment and to export renewable energy kit to every corner of the world.


There are huge opportunities in the booming renewables market for us to grow and create British jobs - and the Prime Minister recognises this, as she specifically cited clean energy as one of the innovative, cutting edge sectors in which Britain must remain a leader”.    


For further information, please contact:

  • Jennifer Webber, Director of External Affairs, 0207 901 3012 or 07792 463 445

  • Robert Norris, Head of Communications, 0207 901 3013 or 07969 229913

  • Adam Wentworth, Communications Officer, 0207 901 3038 or 07791 702702


  1. RenewableUK is the trade and professional body for the wind, wave and tidal energy industries. Formed in 1978, and with more than 400 corporate members, RenewableUK is the country’s leading renewable energy trade association.

  2. Bloomberg New Energy Finance says that in 2016, $287.5bn was invested in clean energy worldwide.

  3. The largest offshore wind conference in Europe is taking place in the UK in June: Offshore Wind Energy 2017

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