Opportunity for green growth goes begging say UKGBC

Published on Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:55
Posted by Scott Buckler

The UK Green Building Council has responded to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.Paul King, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council said

Buried in the Autumn Report is confirmation that Government is committing £200 million over two years to incentivise take up of the Green Deal. That's great news and a huge victory for DECC, although we still have to wait until next year for the detail.

“However, we're kidding ourselves if we think George Osborne has seen the light. References to sustainability in the National Infrastructure Plan don't seem to be part of any kind of overarching strategy. This was an opportunity missed to put green growth and green jobs at the heart of economic recovery.”

 

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