Published: 8th Jun 2020

A green recovery plan to help the West Midlands recover from the economic impact of COVID-19 has been given the go-ahead. The strategy sets out how the West Midlands can rebuild its economy in a way that drives green and inclusive growth, so that all the region’s diverse communities and its environment can benefit from the post-COVID-19 recovery. The WM2041 blueprint, which was approved by the West Midlands Combined Authority board last week,  sets out a range of initiatives from small-scale through to potentially region-wide and complex schemes, that will be implemented over different timescales but starting now. These include: retrofitting old and cold homes to make them more energy efficient and help tackle fuel poverty accelerating the transition of the region’s automotive industry to electric vehicles rolling out charging infrastructure for electric vehicles at scale announcing a green innovation challenge for SMEs to find solutions for some of our … (To read the full article, subscribe below)