29 Aug '12, 11pm

Low-carbon infrastructure investment driving green economy 'success story'

The scale of the economic "success story" delivered by the UK's green businesses was highlighted today with the release of a major new report revealing how low-carbon industries are now among the UK's largest employers, accounting for almost 10 per cent of economic activity. The new report from the Green Alliance think tank draws on a raft of official government figures to summarise the current state of the green economy, confirming that the sector was worth £122bn in 2011 and has been consistently growing at between four and five per cent since the financial crisis of 2008. FURTHER READING MPs: UK failing to tap into China's £430bn low carbon market Ernst & Young: Gas vision undermining UK clean energy investment It also contrasts the 939,600 people regarded by the government as being employed in low-carbon and environmental jobs with other sectors, revealing that the gre...

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