Consumer response will be the key to success

July 2009
Utility Week;7/24/2009, p29
Trade Publication
The article focuses on several responses to the low carbon and renewables strategies issued by the British government. According to John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace, the plan will create hundreds of thousands of green jobs. For Ian Plunkett of BDO Stoy Hayward, more clarity is needed to help industry mitigate against high up-front capital costs and high risk levels. Meanwhile, Environmental Industries Commission policy director Danny Stevens applauded the strategy's industrial activism.


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