Rebecca Pow MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, came to visit Grimsby to have a look at hour offshore wind development. She also came to talk to fishermen about how they’re working with Orsted to ensure that as more offshore wind turbines are being built that they’re working with the industry to make sure that we’re protecting our areas of marine wildlife.
It was useful to talk with her about sustainability and how the wind energy sector is developing new methods of working to make sure that we protect our marine wildlife. We also discussed the importance of the Humber Estuary’s role as a sanctuary for migrating birds across the globe.
I also gave her a tour around the Freeman Street area to discuss some of the challenges that Grimsby’s got and how important it is that the emerging renewables sector, along with our Net Zero agenda, can be a boost for jobs in the area. We also talked about tree planting in urban areas, so I’m going to discuss with her and her team more about the new initiative for tree planting in residential areas.
It was a pleasure to speak with the Minister about Grimsby's position as a central hub when it comes to the renewables sector and how it's leading the way with our offshore wind projects.