Turning the Black Country Green
The West Midlands is the UK’s largest regional economy outside London, adding £92bn to the UK economy every year. The Black Country has been a key industrial part of the region since the 18th Century, especially regarding transport and manufacturing.
A lot of parliamentary time is being dedicated to the Brexit debates but the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is coming up with its own local clean growth strategy as part of the local industrial strategy. This is about disrupting the norm and promoting corporate responsibility in order to generate behaviour change that is environmentally and economically sustainable. These measures could also include suggestions for how to localise renewable energy production to reduce emissions and create a region invested in its own energy production.
For the full blog article from Ecuity on what they would like to see from the clean growth strategy, click here.