Labour’s Metro Mayor candidate, Steve Rotheram MP, has today pledged to create a large-scale solar scheme as part of his ambition for the Liverpool City Region to become Britain’s energy coast.
Mr. Rotheram has visited an existing United Utilities site in Liverpool to see how he can implement this element of his bold energy vision if he is elected on May 4th.
The ambitious solar plans, which complement his plans for the creation of a new Liverpool City Region Renewable Energy company, are likely to be drawn up in the first 100 days of Rotheram’s Mayoralty.
The energy policy will form part of an action plan for the City Region to become zero-carbon by 2040.
The Walton MP believes investing in renewable energy will help hardworking families across Merseyside and Halton save on their household bills, stimulate economic growth and help tackle climate change.
Speaking about the plans, Steve Rotheram MP said:
“In the Liverpool City Region, we need to embracing low carbon solutions and technologies.
“Being green is not an optional extra. In the 21st Century it is a fundamental necessity, which is why under my Mayoralty we will aim to become the cleanest and greenest City Region in the UK.
“If I am elected on May 4th, I will draw up ambitious plans for a large scale solar scheme within my first 100 days, which will set out how we can be a leader in this type of renewable energy and bring down energy costs for families in our area.”