Low Carbon Kent supplement

26/03/2012 00:00 0 Comments

Rising fuel prices and increasing environmental regulation present a challenge to business. But pressure on resources is here to stay - and if Kent is to remain competitive in a global economy, we need to respond to the challenge and seek out new opportunities for growth.

The good news is that Kent has enormous potential. Already, some 17,500 people work in the low carbon and environmental goods and services sector - helping business to increase their efficiency and reducing environmental costs. And with some of Europe’s greatest capacity in offshore wind power, Kent is set to reap the benefit of new private investment in renewable energy.

Kent and Medway recognise the competitive advantage of a lower carbon economy. The area already supports the skills needed for renewable energy production; reducing costs and creating new opportunities by investing in measures to improve building efficiency; and securing inward investment in the renewable energy and low carbon sectors.

The Kent Messenger has recently published a Low Carbon Kent supplement about the energy sector in Kent, including an article on www.kentwindenergy.co.uk. To read the supplement, please click here.

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