Mark Menzies MP hails the contribution of Green Business in Climate Week

Mark Menzies MP for Fylde has hailed the contribution of Green Business to the local economy in his message for Climate Week 2013.

Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign culminating in a week of activities, running from 4th – 10th March, which showcases practical solutions to the problems arising from climate change from every sector of society.

In the North West, there are 5,117 companies who are involved in green business, employing 93,909 people.  In total, £1,186.30million is contributed to UK exports from green companies in the region.

The UK has the sixth largest share of the global green business market at £122 billion. Conservatives in Government are taking various steps to help Britain capture a greater share of this market. These include the Green Deal, which is expected to support up to 60,000 jobs in the insulation sector alone by 2015.

Commenting, Mark Menzies MP for Fylde said:

“As the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Charles Hendry MP, the former Energy Minister, green energy is something that I have actively supported in my time in Parliament.

“Climate Week 2013 offers a great chance to look not only at the environmental but economic benefit of going green.

“Many businesses across Fylde help to drive energy efficiency and generate growth and jobs.

“Through energy efficiency schemes like our Green Deal people will have the chance to save money on their energy bills by reducing the need to spend so much to stay warm”.

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