Low carbon renewable energy would be created on site to be offered to businesses in the area at competitive prices.

The council hopes that the project will create new jobs by attracting new companies to the city, particularly those in the expanding green tech sector. They believe that there is the potential for up to 500 new job opportunities.

The Council plans to work with partners to investigate innovative technologies to generate renewable energy. They will consider a range of options including wind power, solar, geothermal, anaerobic digestion, pyrolisis, combustion or other technologies.

They hope that the energy produced could also be offered to the existing Blenheim Lane industrial estate and other future developments in the area.

Nottingham City Council deputy leader, Graham Chapman, said: “This Energy Park will maintain our unique position as the UK’s most sustainable city whilst boosting the local economy through the creation of jobs which is one of the Council’s top priorities.”

It is envisaged that work would begin on the site in spring 2013.

Alison Brown

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