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29 Mar 2010 11:03:32

MPs urge investment in low carbon technology to create jobs



MPs urge investment in low carbon technology to create jobs
A group of MPs from the energy and climate change committee has released a report today (March 29th) asking the UK government to work towards low carbon technologies in order to create 1.27 million jobs by 2015.

It commended the government for its green investments, notably in the creation of more wind farms.

However, it said that the government "must tackle energy efficiency more aggressively - not just for the sake of UK emissions reduction targets but also for the sake of stimulating growth in local jobs and the economy".

According to the report, the number of jobs in the UK wind industry could rise to 156,800 in five years, providing jobs for re-skilled workers from the oil and gas sector.

In addition to job creation, the group urged more support for "tomorrow's technologies" as well as current investment in "economically viable" schemes relevant for today.

Appealing to the public on the benefits of a low carbon economy was also in greater need according to the committee, ensuring that Smart meters would be installed in UK homes by 2020.

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