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Parish councils in areas affected by construction traffic if the world's biggest offshore wind farm is given the go-ahead have shared their concerns.

The government's energy minister was in Lowestoft today to launch a £250m offshore wind deal that looks set to create several thousand jobs.

Planning hearings are set to be held into a project to build one of the world's largest offshore wind farms - which could see the firm behind the scheme purchase a 50km corridor of countryside.

Almost 2,000 new jobs across 59 businesses have been offered since the launch of a special scheme in 2012, with a hopeful outlook for the future expected.

Plans to build a £200m gas-fired power station on the A140 close to the Norfolk-Suffolk border have been put on hold following an EU court ruling.

A £4m boost at a Norfolk energy hub will ramp up investment and create jobs, it is hoped.

Hundreds more wind turbines could be built off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, potentially bringing thousands of skilled jobs to the region.

TV naturalist Chris Packham has called on energy bosses to "work harder" to avoid building a massive substation in a "beautiful" Suffolk habitat.

North Norfolk's MP has called into question the district council's decision to press ahead with plans to spend more than £2m on a controversial business zone targeted at the offshore energy sector.

Great Yarmouth port has struck a long-term partnership with an offshore services group, which it says will drive further investment and job creation in the coastal town.

Energy firm Vattenfall have invited the public to give their views on the impact of one of the world's largest wind farms, to be built off the north Norfolk coast.

The East Anglia ONE wind farm off the coast of Lowestoft is beginning to take shape. Business writer Bethany Whymark and visual specialist Antony Kelly went out to sea to see the progress.

Decommissioning in the southern North Sea (SNS) will be the focus of two "unique" cross-Channel events being organised by energy industry trade bodies.

A generation of jobs in Great Yarmouth's energy industry has been secured after the town was chosen as the home base for two of the world's largest offshore wind farms.

Concerns have been raised over a council's £2.2m commitment to a controversial business zone scheme offering reduced rates for companies involved in the offshore energy sector.

Global energy giant Shell has underlined its commitment to Norfolk, saying that the coastline remains "absolutely at the heart" of its North Sea plans.

A public consultation has opened into an application to build one of the world's largest offshore wind farms off the north Norfolk coast.

An energy leader has praised two female students from the eastern region after they scooped the top accolade for their energy course.

The investment in coastal communities which has come with the rise of East Anglia's offshore energy sector has provided training opportunities for local residents.

A government initiative to attract more investment in offshore energy has been welcomed by industry leaders in East Anglia.

3sun Group, based in Great Yarmouth, will be servicing the construction stage of East Anglia One from the wind farm's operations and maintenance base in Lowestoft.

The first major building project as part of a £2.5 billion offshore wind farm began in earnest at a groundbreaking event.

A project to develop a new skills strategy for the oil and gas sector has been welcomed by sector representatives in the East of England.

A young engineering business offering services to the renewable energy sector has added a big new contract to its portfolio.

The trade body for the regional energy industry in East Anglia has joined forces with its Humberside counterpart to help businesses get the most out of the investments being made in the region.

The first nuclear reactor built to the design planned for the proposed Sizewell C power plant in Suffolk has started producing electricity for the first time.

The UK government has announced a £200m deal aimed at fuelling innovation and diversity in the civil nuclear industry while bringing down build costs.

A Norwich-based engineering firm has been chosen to complete an offshore construction project for a multinational energy company.

A campaign to get more East Anglian businesses involved in a multi-billion pound energy project off the region's coast is being stepped up.

An employer-led skills centre designed to train the next generation of offshore energy sector workers in East Anglia opens its doors today.

An energy firm hoping to build a wind farm off the coast of north Norfolk has been criticised for ignoring concerns before submitting a planning application.

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