Jeremy Corbyn vows to create 400,000 green jobs

The Labour Party has said it will plough investment into building new renewable infrastructure

UK green energy jobs rose by 9% in 2014

Jobs in the UK clean industry grew by as much as 9% last year. That’s according to a new report, which estimates employment reached 112,026, with the biomass heating sector seeing the most increase – up around 19%. London was the strongest region, accounting for more than 21,000 jobs, followed by the southeast (14,767) and […]

EU unveils plans to boost green jobs

New plans to ensure the European workforce has the necessary skills needed for the transition towards a green economy has been unveiled. The ‘Green Employment Initiative Communication’ plans to combine the right policies on skills, tools to anticipate and manage change “in the best way possible” as well as specific measures to support job creation […]

British Gas creates 1,000 green jobs to help young unemployed

One thousand green jobs for young unemployed people are being offered by British Gas over the next three years. The energy supplier announced the skilled job opportunities today in partnership with environment charity Global Action Plan and consultancy Accenture. The Transform partnership will give free sustainability training to 1,400 17-25 year olds not currently in […]

Planning process harming business, says entrepreneur

The Government should look to cut unnecessary red tape for growing green businesses in the upcoming Budget. This is the view of entrepreneur Simon Rigby, founder of Farmgen, who says the length of time the planning process takes is doing real harm to green businesses. Mr Rigby said reform was needed: “There are companies looking […]

Market reform can create Scottish jobs

Reform of the electricity market is good news for Scotland’s employment prospects says Alex Salmond. The First Minister says yesterday’s EMR White Paper will reduce volatile price hikes, while supporting tens of thousands of new green jobs. He said: “Electricity market reform can help realise Scotland’s huge potential for clean energy generation and ensure security […]

Huhne makes case for action on climate change again

Chris Huhne today embarked on a fresh campaign to explain why UK policy is so fixed on tackling climate change. Speaking to the Prince of Wales’s UK Corporate Leaders’ Group, in the first of a series of speeches, he said there were three reasons to act – economical, political and scientific. Mr Huhne told delegates: […]