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Energy and Climate Change Secretary of State in South Lakes to hold roundtable green energy forum

November 16, 2010 12:00 AM
Originally published by Tim Farron

South Lakes MP Tim Farron welcomes the secretary of state for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne MP to the South Lakes on Saturday for discussions with local green energy firms.

Tim and Chris are holding a roundtable meeting to discuss the green energy sector in the South Lakes and what the government can do to support small enterprise in Cumbria. Local companies like NJO Technology and Gilkes of Kendal and the community run Kentmere Hydro project will be attending.

Tim said: "I am delighted to be able to invite Chris Huhne to Kendal on Saturday and to sit down with local businesses to talk about green energy. Green technology offers a way to bring the well paid manufacturing jobs of the future to our area. In the lakes we have some of the fasting running rivers in the country and I see hydro power as they key that could offer the way to clean, green energy. I want Chris to see the wonderful work we are doing in the South Lakes and continue to support the green technology sector here."