26 Oct '11, 10am

Fact for the day: 'subsidies for fossil fuels outstrip subsidies for renewables by a factor of five.'

I'm delighted to be here today, at Renewable UK's annual conference. Our location is rather appropriate. Manchester was the thumping heart of the industrial revolution. This was the world's first industrial city. It is home to the first industrial canal, and the world's oldest railway station. The foundations for our prosperity were laid here. The engines which drove Britain's extraordinary economic growth were built here - from the spinning mule to the steam engine. We could not have picked a better place to discuss their modern equivalents. Revolution Renewable energy technologies will deliver a third industrial revolution. Its impact will be every bit as profound as the first two. My argument today is a simple one: the revolution has already begun. From the Western Isles to the Isle of Wight - across the length and breadth of Britain. New companies are creating new jobs...

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