Government outlines low carbon industry plan

Business Minister Mark Prisk today made plans for Britain’s low carbon future which involve the government working closely with the construction industry. The joint action plan sets out several key […]

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By Tom Gibson

Business Minister Mark Prisk today made plans for Britain’s low carbon future which involve the government working closely with the construction industry.

The joint action plan sets out several key points of strategy:

the creation of a new government and industry board

a transparent plan to incentivise key steps over the next six months.

reform public procurement– From autumn 2011 the Government will publish quarterly a two-year forward programme of infrastructure projects.

Increase export opportunities– through work on zero carbon new homes, on retrofitting and on major projects like the Olympics

Mr Prisk said: “An efficient, effective and profitable construction industry is at the heart of any growing economy. Through this joint Government and industry action plan we are making a clear commitment to the low carbon transition which will create the certainty needed for construction companies to invest in essential new skills, processes and products.”