UK could save £23bn through efficiency measures

The UK economy could save a staggering £23 billion if we become more efficient with our use of water and energy, according to Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman. Facing the Environmental […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The UK economy could save a staggering £23 billion if we become more efficient with our use of water and energy, according to Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.

Facing the Environmental Audit Committee at the House of Commons today Spelman said a low carbon economy was a must, along with a more efficient use of resources through reducing waste and recycling more.

Speaking about the future of the green economy she said: “It is not a snapshot of how the economy is today but it is about transitioning the economy to one which is low carbon and has other environmental goods and service sectors, one that is geared to the long term of sustainable growth.”

The Environment Secretary suggested following a renewable energy roadmap, with a tangible timeline, which would be pivotal in creating a green economy.