After speaking at the breakfast launch of Kent 2020 Vision yesterday, I had to rush down to Ramsgate to attend a ‘Marine Energy Summit’ organised by Laura Sandys, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for South Thanet. She had invited an impressive range of industry professionals including the British Wind Energy Association, Checkmate, Eon, Vattenfall, Vestas, GE and a range of others to discuss the potential for Thanet in particular, and Kent generally to benefit from the new sustainable energy industry which will become more crucial as time goes by.
Also in attendance was our own MP from Tunbridge Wells, Greg Clark speaking in his role as Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, who was able to give us an insight into emerging Conservative policy on sustainable energy.
It was an excellent meeting and some useful relationships were forged. I hope yesterday might be the start of Kent’s bid to be a centre of excellence for new sustainable industries.