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Published April 27, 2012 07:10 AM

David Cameron outlines a Green Plan for Britain, gets mixed reviews

Prime Minister's speech on the UK's drive for low-carbon energy has been given a lukewarm reception by campaign groups and industry leaders.

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Commenting on David Cameron's address, Friends of the Earth's Executive Director Andy Atkins said he was still waiting to see evidence of the Coalition being the greenest Government ever.

He added: "This falls a long way short of the green speech David Cameron should have given - tipping his hat to the need for a cleaner future and recycling a few announcements just won't measure up."

"While the nation is in recession, the green economy is growing at four per cent - developing clean British energy enjoys huge public support and could provide thousands of new jobs and cut fuel bills.

"Shortly after coming to power the Prime Minister promised to lead the 'greenest Government ever' - almost two years later we're still waiting for him to spell out how he's going to achieve this."

And Mark Kenber, CEO of The Climate Group, an independent, not-for-profit organization, was more scathing in his response to the PM's speech.

He commented: "Yesterday it was confirmed that the UK is now again in recession. The economy isn't growing. Unemployment is rising. Now, more than ever, we need to support those sectors of the economy that are actually growing and are creating jobs."

David Cameron photo courtesy ShropshireStar.

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