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Glasgow to become green ‘supercity’

17 June 2011 No Comment

Glasgow is set to become a UK ‘supercity’ thanks to renewable energy supplies and other green business practices, reports business.scotsman.com.

The city has been targeted in a report by HSBC as one of the few areas to become the “driving force” of the UK economy thanks to the region’s strength in renewable energy sources.


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Other cities selected for the coveted ‘supercity’ status, such as Leeds, Brighton, Liverpool, London and Newcastle, have been identified for their expertise in financial services, manufacturing and other skills.

Glasgow’s green business techniques

Green practices such as wind farms, metal cladding compatible photovoltaic & transpired solar collector systems and hydroelectric power will lead to economic growth in Glasgow, Cornwall, the Humber, north Wales and Orkney.

Jim Whyte, a member of trend forecasting agency Futures Laboratory, hails Glasgow’s green business techniques: “Glasgow is using the opportunity of renewable energy to repurpose and revitalise its traditional strength in engineering. The rise in offshore wind farms is fuelling growth already with more expected as countries across the world aim to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels.”

Energy Minister Fergus Ewing states that Glasgow is a top city for energy investment and investors should be fixating their energy efforts on the city.

He told allinstew.co.uk: “Glasgow’s long tradition of engineering excellence continues into 21st century technologies. Glasgow is already attracting investment from renewables pioneers in offshore wind and Scottish Enterprise’s new International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone aims to establish Glasgow as a top location for inward investment.”

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