Green economy powers on
With overall economic growth continuing to flatline, the UK green economy is growing strongly, says think tankGreen industry turnover is expected to be almost 40% higher in 2014 than in 2007, when the financial crisis emerged. By contrast, growth across the rest of the economy is likely to be below 5% by 2014
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