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Cabinet Minister's first green round table held in the South Lakes

November 23, 2010 12:00 AM
Originally published by Tim Farron

Cabinet Minister Chris Huhne MP held his first green round table meeting in the South Lakes this weekend with local schemes like Kentmere Hydro and manufacturers like Gilkes and NJO lighting from Kendal.

Chris Huhne the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change talked about the opportunity for the low carbon economy in Cumbria and how we can become a hub for green manufacturing jobs.

He then talked about support for the green agenda and said that this government wanted to be greenest ever and that Cumbria could help lead the way.

Commenting Tim said:

"Getting community groups, producers and local manufactures around the table to talk through the issues was really useful. This is Chris' first round table meeting on hydro projects like this so to be holding in our area shows how much the government is listening to us in South Lakeland. Chris agreed with me that the South Lakes can lead the way in green technology and bring the manufacturing jobs of the future to our area."