Teesside has a long and proud industrial past Teesside's steel industry was born in the 1850s when iron ore was discovered in the Cleveland Hills near Eston. At its peak steelworks in Teesside employed more than 40,000 people. Steel produced in Teesside was used to construct the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1923.
But local industry faces a tough challenge to make net zero a reality. Industries in Teesside account for 5.6% of the UK’s industrial emissions. The region is home to five of the country’s top 25 emmitters.
We are committed to implementing a 40% reduction in emissions by 2030, and to reaching net zero by 2050.
We will invest in and build a net renewable energy capacity of 20 GW by 2025 and 50 GW by 2030.
Our hydrogen pipeline covers nearly 2.18 GW of projects.