The UK’s low carbon economy is now worth more than £200 billion (about 276 billion US dollars), almost four times the size of the country’s manufacturing sector, with growth expected to accelerate in the coming years, according to a news analysis. Despite what experts say has been lackluster and patchy support from central government, the analysis found more than 75,000 businesses from wind turbine manufacturers to recycling plants employ more than 1.2 million people in the green economy. Experts say the sector can help tackle the climate crisis and create jobs and improve people’s quality of life with cleaner transport, reduced air pollution, and better insulated homes.

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