Liverpool 'embodies green principles'

20 May 2010
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Liverpool Liverpool has been commended for taking steps to change its energy policy and cut its carbon emissions.

According to the Liverpool Convention Bureau (LCB), carbon emissions per person in the British city are lower than the national average.

This, it said, demonstrates how Liverpool "embodies green principles" and aims to protect the environment.

Carol O'Reilly, spokeswoman for the LCB, noted that about 8,000 people are already employed in the city's energy and environmental technology sector.

"But a fully low carbon economy can generate a further 7,000 jobs by 2015," she added.

Ms O'Reilly was speaking after an LCB survey of employees across the UK found that a company's green credentials can influence their purchasing decisions.

More than half of those polled said they consider it important for a company they purchase from to have a strong environment strategy in place.

This comes after Liverpool City Council was handed the Carbon Trust Standard in recognition of its efforts to reduce the carbon emissions of public buildings, such as libraries and schools.
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