Heathfield MP Greg Barker on green trade mission to America

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BEER makers, wind turbine installers and loft laggers join climate change minister Greg Barker this week for the Department’s first ever green trade mission.

Six UK companies that are capitalising on the opportunities of the green economy will be on the five day visit to the U.S. which will cover Washington D.C, Philadelphia, Charlotte (North Carolina) and Columbia (South Carolina).

As part of the trade mission, Greg Barker and the business leaders will meet politicians, business groups, investors and regional development bodies to explore the openings for UK green business in the U.S. and the inward investment opportunities that the UK’s low carbon sector offers.

Greg Barker said: “I am proud to be a cheerleader for Britain’s green businesses and am in America this week flying the flag for those firms that are breaking into the U.S. market.

“The companies joining me on this U.S. trade mission are living proof of the economic benefits of the new green economy and can therefore help me make the case that going green is good for the economy, as well as energy security.

“I’ll be telling the people I meet about the transformation of the UK economy that we are delivering through the green deal, our reforms of the electricity market and the creation of the green investment bank. My message will be that Britain is open for green business investment.”

The trade mission has three main aims: to help UK companies break into the U.S. market, demonstrate the opportunities presented by the green economy, and highlight the massive opportunities for investment back in the UK.”