Support for the Green New Deal

“The green economy already employs nearly a million people, in areas from electric-car manufacturing to wind-turbine installation. Implementing some of the ideas in this report could help these industries create more of the skilled and well-paid jobs we need if we are to build a sustainable recovery.”

Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary

“There is a simple but powerful point at the heart of the Green New Deal. We have enormous untapped capacity and underemployment in the economy alongside huge unfulfilled needs for investment in clean technology, skills and homes. To fail to connect the two is a kind of economic masochism, and this report sets out a credible alternative plan of action.”

Tony Greenham, Head of Finance and Business, nef (the new economics foundation)