I always find this kind of thing interesting. According to the Pew Environment Group, China is the world’s leading investor in low-carbon energy technology. Other countries ahead of the pack, and receiving vast amounts of green cash to stimulate their economies, include Germany, the US, Italy, Brazil, Canada…
Meanwhile the UK has dropped out of the top-ten. According to the report:
… 2010 brought a new government to Great Britain, and investors appear to believe that there is a high level of uncertainty about the direction of clean energy policymaking in the country.
This will be the “greenest government ever“, then, which is betraying the environment in many ways. Here is evidence of a refusal to guide the market and ensure that green investors pump millions of pounds into our economy at a time where low-carbon technology is about to boom.
This isn’t a case of the environment versus development; this is a failure to realise that the environment is development.