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9 January 2014updated 19 Sep 2023 4:14pm

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.

By New Statesman

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.

Visit nw-businesssense.com/energy for more video content.

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