Guardian: “Jeremy Leggett among 100 signatories to letter opposing oil firm’s likely influence over university’s climate change studies.” “The veteran environmental campaigners Jonathon Porritt and Jeremy Leggett are among 100 past and present students and staff who are accusing Oxford University of hypocrisy for accepting funding from
Choice between going green and growth is false: CBI.
Guardian: “The UK’s large and fast-growing green economy delivered a third of the nation’s growth in the last year and is set to add 0.5% to GDP if the government untangles the “gnarly mess” of its policy, the director general of the CBI said on Thursday. / “The government has to end the political ping-pong,” John Cridland said. “The so-called ‘choice’ between going green or going for growth is a false one. With the right policies in place, green business will be a major pillar of our future growth.” / Cridland launched a CBI report revealing the scale and growth of the green economy, which is worth £122bn a year, 8% of GDP, and grew at 4.7% in 2011. Low-carbon business spans mainstream manufacturing, energy, building, waste management, research and financial services and employs more people than teaching, the report found. ….The CBI report calculated that the green economy contributed a third of the 0.6% growth seen in the fiscal year 2010-11. The green economy encompasses 50,000 firms across many different sectors, employing 940,000 people, two-thirds outside London and the south-east, the report found.”