25 May '12, 7am

We've found some really good news to start the day - UK green economy up 4.7% last yr to £122bn

Record growth over the last year pushed the UK green goods and services market past the £122bn mark, according to new government figures that reveal the low carbon economy now employs almost one million people. The sector grew 4.7 per cent against the 2009/10 figure of £116.8bn , providing an additional £5.4bn of economic activity as green industries continued to defy the sluggish progress made by the rest of the economy. FURTHER READING Barker: 'UK solar is back in business' Companies "15 to 20 years" ahead of investors on sustainability The new report , released earlier this week by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, also confirms that the UK comfortably outperformed the worldwide Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) market, which expanded by 3.7 per cent to £3.3tr. Low carbon sales activities accounted from £1.6tr of this, around 48 p...

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