Northern Powerhouse

Northern Powerhouse

Economy of Leeds ‘grew faster’ than London since Northern Powerhouse was launched

Leeds’s economy has grown at a faster pace than London during the three years since the Northern Powerhouse was launched, new figures show.

A worker at the Vivergo plant at Hull, which turns surplus what into bioethanol fuel.

How animal feed leftovers could power your car

It may seem like a long time ago now but, during its construction phase, the Vivergo Fuels plant at Hessle near Hull was second only to the London Olympic Park among the UK’s biggest development projects.

An aerial view of the Siemens site at Green Port Hull. Picture: Siemens

How Hull is reinventing itself for a renewable future

It was 2010 when it was first suggested that Hull would be a good base for the UK’s growing renewable energy industry.

Fertilising the fields at ReFood's Doncaster plant.

How they’re turning food waste into energy in Doncaster

One of the more arresting facts of modern life is that one third of the food produced in the UK never gets eaten. In other words, for every dinner for two, a dinner for one goes straight into the bin – and from there, all too often into a hole in the ground.

Steve Milner Founder & Managing Director of Earthmill.' 'Picture: Will Ashton

Why it’s getting harder to cultivate a sustainable future

Farms across the region have shown that when given the right support they are more than willing to drive the green agenda. Whether it’s drawing energy from wind power, anaerobic digestion or solar PV systems, farms have been receptive to new green technology.

Adler & Allan responds to a hazardous spill when a tanker overturns.

In the front line when disaster strikes

It’s not often that the boss of a company gets his boots on to help with the clear-up in the aftermath of a flood. But that is exactly what Mark Calvert, CEO of Harrogate-based Adler & Allan, did during the winter floods of 2015-16.

Ecology Building Society chief executive Paul Ellis at their offices in Silsden near Keighley.  Picture: Tony Johnson

Taking the green revolution to the bank

When it was formed in 1981 very few gave Ecology Building Society a chance.

Dong Energy's Walney windfarm in the Irish Sea, off the Cumbrian coast.

How they’re building world’s biggest offshore windfarm off Yorkshire’s coast

It’s a hive of activity on the Yorkshire coast with construction well underway for the onshore elements of Hornsea Project One.

Barn Energy's hydro plant at Thrybergh Weir on the River Don.

Harnessing power for a new generation from Yorkshire’s rivers

The swift-flowing Yorkshire rivers and streams could help to keep our lights burning for generations.

An architect's CGI impression of the new Climate Innovation District in Leeds.

Can green living thrive in Leeds city centre?

Tired of traffic congestion, poor air-quality and the daily grind? The Yorkshire developer Citu believes it can help to ease some of the greatest burdens facing modern city-dwellers through developments that speed up the transition towards “zero”-carbon cities.

Andy Koss, CEO of Drax Power. Picture: James Hardisty

Why is government stalling on green revolution at Drax?

In the unfolding drama of Britain’s green revolution, a North Yorkshire power plant has found itself cast as one of the main protagonists. And it’s a heroic part. Smouldering away on the flatlands of the lower Ouse, Drax is the UK’s largest power station and since opening in 1974 it has played a major role in the country’s coal-fired energy production.

Natalie Bennett

Natalie Bennett: When business rises to the green challenge we all prosper

This edition of Yorkshire Vision offers an insight into just how much progress has been made across the county with a greener approach to business.

Northern Powerhouse Minister Andrew Percy at the UK Northern Powerhouse conference

YP Comment: The North needs a Cabinet voice

EXACTLY one month ago, Northern Powerhouse Minister Andrew Percy took it upon himself to veto a Yorkshire-wide devolution deal and challenged each city-region here to come up with their own leadership structure.

Lord David Blunkett.

Sheffield ‘won’t bury its head in sand’

The city of Sheffield must embrace its ‘uniqueness’ in order to attract global business and boost its economy, according to an annual report setting out its strengths and weaknesses.

Hull has a programme of events to mark its year as UK City of Culture

Northern centres rise in ‘vitality’ rankings, but south dominates

SEVEN Yorkshire centres have improved their rankings in a key measure of economic prosperity.


May poised to unveil £556m boost for North

THERESA MAY will announce a £556m boost for the so-called Northern Powerhouse as she launches the Government’s industrial strategy at her first regional Cabinet meeting.

Roundtable event with Andrew Percy, Northern Powerhouse Minister at Barclays offices, Park Row, Leeds. 2nd December 2016.'Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Our ‘responsibility as Northerners’ to agree on devolution, by Powerhouse minister

Yorkshire needs to “get its act together” to deliver a devolution settlement for the region, the Northern Powerhouse Minister has warned.

1 December 2016.'George Osborne at William Cook Holdings Ltd, during his visit to their Leeds plant today (Thursday) in support of the Northern Powerhouse initiative.

Exclusive: Yorkshire’s failure to agree on devolution leaves ‘empty space’ in Northern Powerhouse says Osborne

The failure of the majority of Yorkshire to reach a devolution settlement leaves “an empty space” in the Northern Powerhouse, former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has claimed.

Bradford Council leaders launch their bid for the exhibition last May

Bradford and Sheffield lose out as Gary Verity’s team hands Great Exhibition to Newcastle

BRADFORD and Sheffield have lost out in their bids to host a so-called Great Exhibition of the North - which will be held instead in Newcastle and Gateshead.

George Osborne

Theresa May’s Northern Powerhouse wobble - by George Osborne

Former chancellor George Osborne has said that Theresa May had a “wobble” over his Northern Powerhouse project after becoming Prime Minister.

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