A BUSINESS in the county has been praised for leading the way with green technology.

Taylor Construction Plant, in Maldon, produces low-energy, hydrogen-fuelled LED lighting towers for the construction, rail and events sectors.

The whole manufacturing process releases zero emissions, making them a completely eco-friendly lighting solution.

Essex County Council economic development boss Tony Ball made a visit to the site to see their work.

He said: “We are absolutely committed to looking at new ways that we can reduce environmental impact across the county, and it’s been fantastic to learn more about the businesses in Essex that are already developing green solutions and leading the way globally.

“I’d like to thank the team at Taylor Construction Plant for taking the time to share how they’re working towards a cleaner, greener climate.

“Climate change is everybody’s business and I’m pleased to see Essex businesses leading the way by using innovative, green technology.”

Taylor Construction Plant managing director Andrew Barker added: “It was a pleasure to meet Mr Ball and I’m really pleased he was able to take the time to visit us.

“This is a very exciting time and we’re proud to be leading the way with a clean air, virtually silent alternative to things like diesel generators that use continual fuel consumption regardless of need.

“The greener the energy source, the better the environmental benefit for us all.”

The visit to the firm comes off the back of County Hall’s announcement of a new climate change commission.

The county council says the new cross-party group will look to reduce CO2, reduce waste, promote sustainable transport and work to combat climate change, supported by initial funding of £250,000.