RenewableUK has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR), which represents the energy sector in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire.
Both organisations help businesses to grow, securing economic benefits regionally and nationally as well as developing skills and stimulating innovation.
In the MoU, both signatories commit to working closer together to promote renewable energy and maintain the UK’s global lead in clean technology, developing regional clusters of excellence with companies locating together in centres of excellence.
Growing the UK’s world class renewable energy supply chain is a key priority, as is promoting diversity, training in new skills and fostering innovative technology.
RenewableUK and EEEGR will share data and information on industrial and political developments in the sector at regional and national level, meeting regularly and attending each other’s major events.
The MoU is being unveiled at an online event today organised by EEEGR as part of its twentieth anniversary celebrations. At the event, EEEGR will launch a new manifesto outlining how it intends to expand in the years ahead.
EEEGR’s executive chairman, Martin Dronfield, said: “EEEGR is delighted to be entering into this agreement. RenewableUK is the leading trade organisation in the UK clean energy sector which represents both a significant membership group and also the wider clean energy industry. RenewableUK and EEEGR have a long track record of working closely together and we feel strongly that through this formal agreement both membership groups will benefit significantly from improved communication and cooperation.”
RenewableUK’s executive director, Isabel DiVanna, said: “EEEGR has a great record on promoting the development of clean energy in the east of England, and we can offer a nationwide perspective, so this agreement will help both our organisations to continue to grow successfully. Ultimately the beneficiaries will be the tens of thousands of people we are attracting to work in this innovative sector which is providing fresh opportunities and high-quality jobs in East Anglia and all around the country, especially in our world-class supply chain”.