19 Dec '11, 1am

Survey: businesses back clean tech, but lose faith in government via @businessgreen

Optimism in the UK clean tech sector has increased strongly over the last eight months, despite businesses' confidence in the government's support for the sector plunging, a survey published later today will confirm. Around 60 per cent of the 600 companies, investors, and research institutions polled by financial services firm Ernst & Young felt the financing and policy frameworks required to attract sufficient capital for the clean tech sector to flourish in the UK will not be put in place over the next 12 months. FURTHER READING Business leaders call on EU to protect the carbon price UK clean tech confidence creeps back The figure represents a significant increase on the 32 per cent of respondents who were pessimistic about the policy outlook a year ago, prompting Ernst & Young to suggest the coalition's claim to be the "greenest government ever" is holding less and less...

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