Did the UK take the right steps with its green recovery investments after the shock of Covid-19?
According to research by the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, the answer is no – because not enough was invested in smaller-scale technologies that deploy rapidly and create more jobs.
Professor Charlie Wilson, co-author of Building Back Better: Granular Energy Technologies in Green Recovery Funding Programmes, with Simon De Stercke and Caroline Zimm, said: “This was a unique opportunity to align massive fiscal stimulus with the urgent need to rapidly decarbonise energy systems while creating jobs. But unfortunately, in the UK we didn’t fully seize this opportunity.”
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