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Energy efficiency investment could create thousands of new jobs, says new report

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According to a new report, additional investment into the energy sector could boost the economy and pull the country out of the recession.

The latest research, which has been carried out by Consumer Focus, has said that more job opportunities could be created and fuel poverty diminished, by putting further money into the energy sector.

Limited company contractors and freelancers with skills in the energy sector, will be interested to hear that the Consumer Focus report has said that if the Government was to increase investment, raised through carbon taxes, this would be one of the best ways to create jobs and boost the economy, while also tackling fuel poverty.

The group has predicted that as many as 71,000 new jobs could be created by 2015 and up to 130,000 could be created by 2027, for contractors and permanent workers alike. 

Mr O’Conner, chief executive of Consumer Focus, said, “We need to make heating our homes more affordable, cut carbon emissions and achieve economic growth. Using carbon taxes to ensure our homes leak less energy represents a triple-whammy.

This would simultaneously improve the quality of life of millions of people, slash carbon emissions and generate greater economic growth than other measures. Consumers will be paying these taxes through their bills. They can and should feel the benefit.”

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