Spend £30m on green future or fall behind, warns Deputy
Wednesday 6th February 2013, 1:00PM GMT.
JERSEY needs to be bold and provide £30 million to boost the Island’s economy through a number of ‘green’ eco-friendly projects, according to Deputy Geoff Southern.
The St Helier Deputy wants States backing for a scheme which would include investing in projects such as solar heating, wind power and wave and tidal energy.
Deputy Southern said the States should be looking to install offshore renewable energy sources, and that creating a dedicated fund for eco-initiatives can produce a number of local employment opportunities.
In the proposition, Deputy Southern has asked Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf to bring forward proposals for the establishment of the fund by September.