Analysis for the Committee on Climate Change estimated that the low carbon and renewable energy sector has the potential to grow 11% per year between 2015 and 2030 – four times faster than the rest of the economy.… Read more
This is 32% of the overall city total.
81% of these have 9 or less employees
Green jobs can help our city get to carbon neutral whilst also attracting young people, inward investment and innovation. Here's some of the ways forward:
Where you can: buy local and organic.
Switch your bank account to one that doesn’t invest in fossil fuels or ecological destruction.
If you have spare money, consider Community Municipal Investments in infrastructure like solar farms. Or become an investor in this initiative to help small farmers grow food sustainably.
See these handy ideas for employees and this for Union Reps.
If you are a boss or senior manager and would like to get advice/support on how to make your business more carbon-neutral contact Greentech South
If you are an SME, they can offer: ● Free energy efficiency audits for your business ● Energy efficiency grants, funded at 36% up to £25,000 ● Research and innovation grants for low carbon projects, funded at 36% up to £25,000 ● Access to postgraduate student projects ● Innovation support and networking events
The Carbon Trust’s sector-specific guides also offer practical advice on how to become energy efficient and cut down carbon for your business sector.