I attended an event to support Offshore Wind Week. Offshore wind will play a significant role as the we seek to transition to a more sustainable economy. The UK is the world leader in offshore wind and the sector is particularly successful in the North East. As well as providing a clean source of energy, the development of the sector has the potential to significantly increase our domestic export market for offshore wind products and services. This could see the industry employ as many as 27,000 people by 2030. I have continuously made the case for greater investment in Newcastle’s renewable energy sector and will continue to do so.