Green Industries

Wales – in the House of Commons on 17th March 2021.

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Photo of Sarah Dines Sarah Dines Conservative, Derbyshire Dales

What steps the Government are taking to help promote the growth of green industries in Wales.

Photo of Simon Hart Simon Hart The Secretary of State for Wales

Earlier this month, the Chancellor committed £4.8 million to the Holyhead hydrogen hub project. Offshore wind in Wales is going from strength to strength, with the potential for a 1.5 gigawatt project in north Wales and growing interest in floating wind off the south-west Wales coast.

Photo of Sarah Dines Sarah Dines Conservative, Derbyshire Dales

Green issues affect the whole of this Union; does my right hon. Friend agree that it is important not only that Wales capitalises on new and innovative green industries, but that it continues to decarbonise the heavy industry it already has given that over 10 megatons of carbon emissions were generated by businesses and industries in Wales alone last year?

Photo of Simon Hart Simon Hart The Secretary of State for Wales

As I mentioned in answer to an earlier question, only today there has been an announcement of a further £20 million for the South Wales industrial cluster to develop an industrial decarbonisation plan. The 10-point plan and our net zero ambitions will create 250,000 jobs across the UK, and I am absolutely determined to ensure Wales gets more than its fair share of them.