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Energy Minister addresses Gateshead conference

Energy Minister at a conference in Gateshead Photo: Tyne Tees

The Energy Minister's been in the region discussing the Government's energy policy for the coming year.

Charles Hendry addressed 200 members of the energy sector at a conference in Gateshead. Mr Hendry said the government wants communities to have more say on planing issues when it comes to renewable sites and he wants to see a mix of technology. He also gave assurances that there will be support for the region in the future.