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Essex businesses lead the way with green technology

“Climate change is everybody’s business and I’m pleased to see Essex businesses leading the way by using innovative, green technology.”

That’s the message from Cllr Tony Ball, Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, following his recent visit to Taylor Construction Plant (TCP) in Maldon. The company specialises in cutting-edge, environmentally friendly technology, and produce low-energy, hydrogen-fuelled LED lighting towers for the construction, rail and events sectors. The whole manufacturing process releases zero emissions, making them a completely eco-friendly lighting solution.

It is hoped that more businesses in Essex will invest in similar ways of working and commit to using manufacturing and production processes which reduce the impact on the environment.

Climate change and the environment is currently at the forefront of the county council’s agenda and Cllr Ball’s visit comes off the back of ECC’s recent announcement of a new Climate Change Commission. The new cross-party group will look to reduce CO2, reduce waste, promote sustainable transport and work to combat climate change, supported by initial funding of £250,000. The council also recently announced the Essex Forest Initiative – a million pound tree project which will include planting 375,000 trees across the county over the next 5 years, equivalent to the size of 210 football pitches, which will capture 60,000 tonnes of carbon.