What's it all about?
It is difficult to define Low Carbon/Green as a sector. It can encompass anything from renewable energies, land management, construction and manufacturing processes, right through to recycling and waste management. This means that Low Carbon/Green industries are not new but extensions to existing industries and activities.
Renewable energy is energy that comes from resources such as sunlight, wind, waves, tides, geothermal (underground) heat and biomass (waste from plants and animals).
Recycling is the process of reusing items or changing materials into new products to prevent waste, reduce the consumption of raw materials to make new goods, reduce energy usage, air and water pollution and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Reduce, reuse, recycle is a phrase often associated with environmental awareness and protection.
Environmental or green technology refers to using one or more area of science and monitoring processes to conserve our natural resources and environment.
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Is this a predicted growth area in the South of England?
The Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have been asked to predict which job sectors will grow. This information could help you develop your skills and gain qualifications for specific job roles, sectors or particular places where there are likely to be opportunities. No growth doesn't mean there are no jobs but growth does mean there are likely to be more jobs!
Local Enterprise Partnerships across the South West have identified Low Carbon/Green as a priority growth area. Jobs are expected to be created in new green and sustainable energy initiatives, such as solar and wind farms along with developing better recycling facilities for our waste.
Oxford and Thames valley - There are no specific predictions or priorities from the local LEPs regarding this sector.
Solent - Marine and Maritime priority sectors include emerging sectors and technologies, such as offshore wind and tidal energy.
South West - Low Carbon/Green has been identifed as a priority growth area. Jobs are expected to be created in new green and sustainable energy initiatives, such as solar and wind farms along with developing better recycling facilities for our waste.
Find out more about growth industries in the South of England.
Find out detailed information about employment in the West of England 2015 for LOW CARBON.