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Government supports 8,500 green jobs, as 8 major projects unveiled

By: Information Daily Staff Writer
Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 13:58 GMT

Eight major renewable electricity projects have been unveiled as part of the government’s electricity reforms, boosting green growth and green jobs.

The projects are estimated to provide up to £12 billion of private sector investment, supporting 8,500 jobs and adding around 4.5GW of low-carbon electricity to Britain’s energy mix to generate enough clean electricity to power over 3 million homes.

It is thought the projects will contribute 14 per cent of the renewable electricity expected to come by 2020, which will put…

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