Low-carbon industries saw a record turnover of £122bn last year


Low-carbon industries saw a record turnover of £122bn in 2013, with an annual growth rate of 7.6% since 2010, according to Government figures released yesterday (March 24), writes Edie.net.

The figures also revealed that the number of low-carbon jobs grew by 3.8% between 2010 and 2013, with Solar PV the standout sector with a growth rate of more than 20%.

In total, the low-carbon economy supported 460,000 jobs.

“The great thing about green energy investment and jobs is that they are not confined to London and the South East,” said Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey.

“Clean energy projects are booming in every region and country of the UK.”

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