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Simon Wright MP invites evidence on the Green Economy

August 15, 2011 5:00 PM

Norwich South MP Simon Wright is encouraging members of the public and local interested organisations to make their views about the emergence of a green economy known to the Environmental Audit Select Committee.

Friday, August 26th marks the deadline of the period to make submissions to the Environmental Audit Select Committee's inquiry on the Green Economy. The inquiry examines what a green economy in the UK should look like, how it will contribute to sustainable development, and what policy choices are necessary to foster the transition into a Green Economy.

Mr Wright, a member of the Environmental Audit Committee, said:

"I encourage people and groups in Norwich to make the most of this opportunity and submit their evidence to the committee. The outcomes of our Inquiry will help to guide government policy in a fast-growing area of the economy.

"Here in Norfolk, we have a particular contribution to make to a green economy through our strength in the energy sector and the internationally renowned research taking place here.

"We are particularly interested in receiving evidence on how we monitor progress towards a green economy, what barriers we may face along the way, and what tensions there might be between economic growth and a green economy."

The Government's proposals to create a Green Economy in the UK are based on improving energy efficiency and cutting carbon emissions by focusing on cleaner sources of energy.

Details regarding submissions to the Inquiry can be found on the Environmental Audit Select Committee's website at http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environmental-audit-committee/news/new-inquiry-the-green-economy/