An environment expert has suggested Hull could be set for new employment opportunities in the green power sector, which could lead to increased demand for renewable energy courses in the area.

Speaking to BBC News, spokesperson for the Renewables Network Sam Pick suggested the number of companies considering establishing projects in the region could make a "massive difference".

Technicians who have completed renewable energy courses may soon be able to apply for roles at a Siemens wind turbine factory and an E.ON wind farm in Hull and the surrounding area.

"It just affects such a huge amount of investment coming into this region that it just creates jobs and opportunities throughout the local economy," Mr Pick told the broadcaster.

This week, Hull City Council leader Carl Minns spoke at an event called Renewing the Humber and said he hopes the Humberside destination can be at the heart of the offshore green power sector in the UK, reported the Hull Daily Mail.

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