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Green businesses react to Brexit & consider what it will mean for the energy & utilities sector

Author: edie newsroom (UK), Published on: 28 June 2016

"The green business reaction: Could Brexit 'erode' environmental policies?," 24 Jun 2016

…[T]he UK will attempt [to] battle climate change outside of the European Union (EU). With the Government free to implement new independent policies, green businesses have been warned of "periods of uncertainty" that could ultimately "erode" the UK's environmental polices…So what does Brexit mean for green business?...

Tony Ward, head of power & utilities, EY

“…Whatever Government emerges…will need to clarify its policies with respect to climate change, renewable energy…and many other matters…to the utility industry, and to its investors…”…

Phil Foster, managing director, Love Energy Savings 

“…With the possibility of rising energy prices, small business owners should look to cut back wherever they can…”…

David Palmer-Jones, chief executive, SUEZ

"…The environmental services industry stands ready to…work with UK policy-makers to ensure…that we build on the environmental gains achieved over the last two decades.”

Patrick Flaherty, chief executive, AECOM

“…Business inevitably now faces a period of disruption…Focus must remain on energy security and energy independence, as well as progressing the UK’s ambitious infrastructure pipeline.”

[Originally published 24 Jun 2016]

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Related companies: AECOM EY (Ernst & Young) Suez