26 Oct '11, 7am

Chris Huhne will today put the spotlight on the economic benefits to Britain of investing in green energy

In an outspoken attack on “green economy deniers”, Chris Huhne will today put the spotlight on the economic benefits to Britain of investing in green energy. He will point to more than a hundred announcements in this financial year alone that add up to almost £1.7billion in renewable energy investment and over 9,000 jobs in regions the length and breadth of the UK. Speaking at an annual conference of the renewables industry, Huhne will attack what he calls “an unholy alliance of short-termists, armchair engineers, climate sceptics and vested interests who are selling the UK economy short”. The Energy Secretary will say: “Renewable energy technologies will deliver a third industrial revolution. Its impact will be every bit as profound as the first two. “The revolution has already begun, from the Western Isles to the Isle of Wight. Across the length and breadth of Britain, n...

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