The Cleveland Institution of Engineers is hosting it annual conference at Teesside University, an event designed to bring together leading businesses, academics and regional organisations to share best practice on innovative technology and sustainable energy.
One NorthEast regional development agency will give a presentation at the event and outline the work it is doing to promote the energy sector, one of the Three Pillars named alongside healthcare and health sciences and process innovation; sectors that have been identified as having the potential to generate economic growth in the region.
The agency’s energy analysis and policy specialist advisor Alex Flower said: ‘These opportunities will bring enormous benefits to the regional economy and present the region with the chance to be a world leader within this ever expanding field.’
He added: ‘However, there is also a pressing need for the UK as a whole to reduce carbon emissions and be more environmentally friendly, hence the importance of the event.’
One NorthEast is leading the move towards a low carbon economy with significant investment in renewable energy and low carbon technologies like biomass, wave and tidal power, support for business resource efficiency and studies into cutting waste and finding new markets for release.