Green Economic Growth to Boost Employment

A recent government report has shown that the UK’s green economy grew with £5.4 billion in 2011, employing almost 1 million people in the low carbon industry.

The new report, released by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, shows record growth for UK’s green goods and services, generating £122 billion in 2011, an increase of 4.7 per cent against figures from 2009/10.

Employment levels across the Low Carbon, Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) increased with 2.8 per cent, indicating that 939, 627 people are currently employed in green industry sector. Rise in the number of people working in the low carbon industry is “the first really positive sign of employment growth in the sector since the recession in 2008” the report says.

The government expects the companies involved in the LCEGS sector to continue to expand, bringing more employment opportunities for the renewable and low-carbon industry.

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Posted on May 25, 2012, in Building Construction Industry, Building Engineering Sector, Climate Change, construction jobs, construction news, Employment, Energy Efficiency, Government, Green Deal, Politics, Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Course, t4ts, train4tradeskills, Train4TradeSkills News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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