23 May '11, 11am

Clegg's whole green investment bank speech:

I am delighted to be here to talk about the Coalition Government's actions on the environment - and in particular on climate change. The Prime Minister and I have set out our ambition to be 'the greenest Government ever'. That might sound either grandiloquent, or setting the bar pretty low, depending on your point of view. But you should be in no doubt of the Coalition's commitment. Since coming to office there has been a quiet green revolution in Government. We have: • provided £1bn for the first commercial-scale carbon capture and storage demonstration, and guaranteed funding for three further projects; • announced reforms to the UK's electricity market to encourage greater investment into low-carbon electricity plants; • launched the world's first incentive scheme for renewable heat, which should increase investment in green heat technologies by £7.5bn by 2020; • announ...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/opinion/2072907/nick-cleg...

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