Gaynor Hartnell, Chief Executive of the Renewable Energy Association, comments:
“Today’s letters from the business community warn that a failure to commit to green growth will cost the UK dearly. This builds on reports earlier this year by the CBI (which explained the green growth imperative) and ourselves (which revealed the potential for 400,000 jobs in renewables by 2020).
“It is now or never for the Coalition Government. We have the resource potential and engineering and financial expertise to be a global leader in renewables – but a lack of clarity from Government risks leaving us stuck at the back of the pack.
“Mainstream businesses, from our supermarkets to the big blue chip tech firms, know that renewables are the way forward for UK plc. This is not about saving the planet, it’s about businesses planning for the future and maintaining their competitiveness in the 21st century.”
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