Major opportunities for greener business

As climate change becomes a growing priority for UK Government, England's East Midlands is establishing itself as an ideal location for companies in the energy sector.

In 2007 we became the first region in the country to commit to tackling climate change, with all councils pledging to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and meet demanding targets ahead of schedule.

Helping the region reach these goals creates exciting opportunities for businesses in the following areas:
  • Clean Tech is a growing area which enjoys significant support in the region, and companies are increasingly finding the East Midlands to be the perfect location for capitalising on new innovations and an evolving supply chain.
  • Low carbon vehicles activity is centred around the numerous global players based in the region, with a focus on electric, hybrid and fuel cells, and materials for lightweighting.
  • Waste to energy is a huge potential business growth area, thanks in large part to the region's high concentration of food, drink and agricultural businesses.
  • The East Midlands is fast becoming a leading location for renewable energy, with several wind farms along the coast and thousands more approved.
  • The region is a leading location for hydrogen and fuel cells development, and an increasingly attractive prospect for companies at the cutting edge of technology development.

Key sectors > Energy and environment