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Phyllis expands green business interests with Greg Barker

Posted on: 2012-05-05 18:04:35

  Trip will strengthen green links between UK and USA

On behalf of the UK’s SME sector, Phyllis Boardman aims to tap into the growing global market in green goods and services to seek out a huge range of opportunities for UK businesses. The minister will visit Georgia and Texas from May 6 to May 10 with executives from KiWi Power Ltd., Parhelion Underwriting Ltd. and of PB Energy Solutions Ltd.Greg Barker, Minister of DECC says what is good for the planet can be fantastic for business too.   He wants to help British entrepreneurs and companies seize those opportunities with both hands…..

Barker leads Green Trade Mission to USA

UK Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker will lead a UK business trade mission to the southern United States (6-10 May) aimed at strengthening the UK-US trade relationship and building the economic and business case for the move to a low-carbon economy.

Visiting Houston, San Antonio, and Atlanta, the delegation intends to use leading examples of UK sustainable business to show first-hand the compatibility of green and growth, as well as offering opportunities for companies to connect with new or existing business partners.

Phyllis Boardman, MD of PB Energy Solutions, said:

I am delighted to join the visit to the US where I aim to foster discussions about the barriers and challenges associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy. Our best practice examples will show that energy efficiency, sustainability and climate protection go hand in hand with economic growth and creation of new skills and jobs.  There are mutual opportunities for the UK and US to empower an economic transformation to meet our ambitious carbon emission reduction targets, trigger increased turnover and job growth, whilst increasing the competitiveness of economies.”

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said:

“The growing global market in green goods and services represents a huge range of opportunities for UK businesses. What is good for the planet can be fantastic for business too and I want to help British entrepreneurs and companies seize those opportunities with both hands.

Please click on the link below for the full story and itinerary:

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/gb_usamiss/gb_usamiss.aspx

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