Green Manufacturing Jobs Prevent Power Shortages

The risk of power shortages for energy consumers can be eliminated if green manufacturing jobs are created sooner rather than later.

This is according to renewable energy solutions provider Ultra Green, which warned that bureaucracy is resulting in a lack of innovation in green technical advances.

Tony Blakely, the organisation's founder and group executive chairman, said that "vested interest" is holding back schemes such as mining landfill and generating electricity from household waste.

"Bureaucracy is making the possible impossible. People have hundreds of solutions but all we do is talk," he commented.

Mr Blakely also said that, in order for green jobs to be created, there needs to be a "major change" in how Britain supports green technology businesses.

He compared the UK with Germany, which has made concerted efforts to create new green jobs.

Mr Blakely was speaking at the Green Collar Economy Forum, whose panel also includes the Confederation of British Industry's London chairman, Philip Dilley, and former Biffa Waste Services director Peter Jones.

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