A strategy for a clean energy revolution in Cumbria has been met with positivity from a key figure in the proposal for a new hub.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his 10-point plan for a clean energy revolution on Tuesday.

Although not the long awaited White Paper, the recent announcement pledges to kickstart a green revolution with £12 billion in Government investment and “potentially three times as much from the private sector, to create and support up to 250,000 green jobs.”

Those behind a Clean Energy Park at Moorside have been awaiting Mr Johnson’s commitment to clean energy.

In a document about his intentions for a green energy revolution, Mr Johnson makes specific reference to the North West: “There will be electric vehicle technicians in the Midlands, construction and installation workers in the North East and Wales, specialists in advanced fuels in the North West, agroforestry practitioners in Scotland and grid system installers everywhere.”

The 10-point plan expressly mentions nuclear and hydrogen.

Deputy chairman of Copeland Council David Moore said: “SMRs are talking about in fleets, we know that the Government is interested in 18 across the country.

"We want to see the first one here.”

He added that if hydrogen is one of the keys to a clean future, Moorside would be equipped to create it.

“You use nuclear power to heat water and create hydrogen. We’ve got all the components, water in abundance and nuclear fuel in abundance. All of the things he’s talking about in the 10-point plan is what we’re talking about in the prospectus.”

A plan to ban the sale of petrol-fuelled cars has been brought forward to 2030 and Mr Moore believes this makes clean energy plans even more urgent.

“We desperately need to get on with this if we’re going to be fuelling vehicles by 2030," he said.

With intentions for a clean energy future made clear, key figures are awaiting the White Paper which it is hoped will create the culture of investment for giants like EDF.