Reed's article mentions an example of practical regional co-operation. The four LEP's have joined forces to back 2CO Energy and and the White Rose CCS Project that could make Yorkshire a centre for green energy production. According to Reed, the LEPs are urging the Government to help fund those projects t as a first step to creating a 'cluster' of expertise in carbon capture and storage technology. Reid continues:
"The demise of regional development agency Yorkshire Forward and the creation of local enterprise partnerships raised concerns that the new bodies would become preoccupied with local concerns and not act together.
That idea has always been rejected by the LEP chairmen and their united support for the region's pioneering CCS projects is the most high profile example of collaboration between the four bodies to date."
Yorkshire and the Humber now have four local enterprise partnerships and three of them have their own websites:
21 Oct 2010 "LEP begin to take shape"
30 Oct 2010 "Government's Strategy on Growth published at Last"
12 Jan 2011 "News of Yorkshire LEPs"
1 Feb 2011 "Leeds LEP Board Members"
21 March 2011 "New LEP for York and North Yorkshire"
12 April 2011 "Sheffield LEP: NAMTEC Questions and Answers"
9 June 2011 "Local Enterprise Partnerships: A Great Resource"
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