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And here are the top 10 green economy stats for the UK

1. The green economy was worth £122bn in 2011, representing 9.3 per cent of the overall economy. 2. The sector has grown at 4-5 per cent since 2008 and is projected to continue to grow at around five per cent a year. 3. The low carbon goods and services sector employed 939,600 people in 2010-11, significantly more than the auto industry with 518,400 employees and the telecommunications sector with 212,900 people. 4. Planned low carbon infrastructure projects for 2012-13 are worth £23bn, compared to just £3.1bn for high carbon projects. 5. The UK exported low carbon and environmental goods and services to 52 countries in 2010-11, totalling £11.8bn. 6. Exports to the UK's largest six trade partners reached £2.4bn, while imports only totalled £1.4bn, delivering a trade surplus of £1bn. 7. Green exports to China reached £794m, while green imports totalled only £464m. 8. Scotla...

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