From EDIE: 15 February 2011 – Germany is ahead of the UK in green business growth, research by The Carbon Trust has shown.  The Carbon Trust found that while 92 per cent of UK businesses acknowledge the opportunities of green growth only a third are actually investing money in the research and development of green products and services.

The Carbon Trust CEO, Tom Delay, said: “The consequences of British business failing to grasp this opportunity are almost too horrific to consider: anaemic growth, a jobless recovery and the risk of a return to the economics of boom and bust.

The research coincides with the launch of a new Carbon Trust “Green Growth” campaign backed by business leaders.

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