A new green power plant is to be contructed in Tees Valley that will be the largest of its kind in the world.
The Northern Echo reports how 700 people will be employed to help construct the facility, which will convert household and industrial waste into energy.
Work will begin on the plant in September and it is the first such energy generator to be built in the UK.
US firm Air Products is behind the plant, which is to be constructed on the New Energy and Technology Park in Stockton.
Alex Cunningham, Labour MP for Stockton North, said: "The jobs, both construction and permanent, are a welcome boost to the area and I hope it will be the first of many new power and green industry projects that will now go ahead."
The news comes after the Scotsman recently reported that renewable energy and waste company Viridor is to open a new energy from waste plant in Glasgow.
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