Despite what some people may think, David Cameron is behind green energy 100%. In fact, he recently said that the world’s greenest economies will be the ones who are able to compete in the global economic race. In the coming years, if the UK does not go green, it will not be a part of this race and will have to watch from the sidelines.
This speech made by Prime Minister David Cameron was music to green businesses’ ears. They have been waiting for the government to completely get behind the idea of green energy, and with the Prime Minister on board, it seems as if their wish has finally come true.
During the speech, Cameron went on to say that people should make no mistake. The UK is in the middle of a global race, and in order to win the race, the country is going to have to go green. Only the countries that are the greenest in Europe are going to win this race to power. Energy consumption is set to continue to rise. If countries are spending all of their extra capital buying up what’s left of fossil fuels, they are opening the door for other countries to focus on growing their economy.
Right now, companies in the UK are being manhandled by rising energy prices. This is causing them to cut back on their spending, which does include cutting people from their pay role. This, in turn, does not help the UK economy. In order to end this deadly cycle, the UK is going to have to lower energy prices. Unfortunately, the only way to do that is to find another energy source, and it needs to be green energy.
Of course, leading the industry in low-carbon technology has other benefits as well. Experts say that the low-carbon sector is going to be worth some $4 trillion by 2015. Whatever company leads this industry could be able to make a hearty profit off it as other countries turn to them to help meet their energy needs.
The UK does not just want to make enough renewable energy to supply their needs. It wants to supply the needs of other countries as well. If this could happen, the UK could actually become a hug exporter of green energy. This would turn out to be a huge boost to the UK’s economy as a whole.