Politics 9 January 2014 Video: SMEs and the green energy challenge In association with RBS and NatWest, Ed Davey, Secretary of State for the Department for Energy and Climate Change and 10 SME players discuss their views on decarbonising and investment in the UK’s renewable and energy efficiency sector. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) make up 99 per cent of private sector businesses and 60 per cent of private sector jobs but often lack the time, understanding and cash to make use of green technology. If the government is committed to its environmental agenda it must address these issues and help the sector take full advantage of modern resources. In association with RBS and NatWest, former New Statesman deputy editor Jon Bernstein and economia editor Richard Cree brought Ed Davey, Secretary of State for the Department for Energy and Climate Change, head-to-head with 10 SME players to discuss their views on decarbonising and investment in the UK’s renewable and energy efficiency sector. He argues that despite newspaper headlines, the Westminster political consensus is increasingly ‘green’ and discusses how the government plans to support SME’s in this area. See the full downloadable PDF here. Visit nw-businesssense.com/energy for more video content. › Martin Rees: “Advances in technology will render us vulnerable in new ways” Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles How the Standing Rock fight will continue Politicians are worried that their pensions are destroying the planet. Is yours? “A new climate era”: what happens if the Arctic doesn’t freeze?