Gordon Praises Greengen In Blackpool
Gordon has praised the cutting-edge technology local green energy group Greengen is using to develop low-carbon renewable energies for businesses locally and nationally.
Gordon who is also a Shadow Business Minister, visited Greengen’s offices at Whitehills Business Park, Blackpool and met with Simon Rigby, Chief Executive Officer, Asif Rizvi, Managing Director and Omar Rahim, Director of Trading & Operations. He toured their offices meeting employees.
Gordon commented, ‘I was delighted to come and have the chance to talk with Simon Rigby and his colleagues about their plans to expand their company in Blackpool. The company already employs 22 staff and are looking at significantly increasing this number in the future.’
‘What is significant is the way that the group is adapting and promoting renewable energy sources – for example using grass as a fuel for anaerobic digestion instead of maize as elsewhere.’
‘Alongside this are other energy initiatives from Greengen’s sister companies where they are both developing and marketing new energy sources – including solar which is making strong inroads to both business and domestic use in Blackpool and across the Fylde.’
‘Building on their existing sites and development in and around Blackpool the company now intends to increase its capacity and sell its product on the market itself, making it one of the first energy companies in the UK to do this.’
‘We also talked about how Government need to give encouragement and security to entrepreneurs to create new jobs and energy sources – unfortunately the recent Government scrapping the feeding tariff incentive has done nothing to help this, for Greengen or other business. But I and my colleagues will be working with and encouraging companies like them locally – just as I have been campaigning here and at Westminster for a new deal on energy bills, which their success can help promote.’