Clarke Supports Green Economy Moves

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“A collective approach from all departments and indeed throughout the whole island is necessary – pollution pays no heed to lines drawn on a map – and alongside our colleagues in the south, we can help contribute to a hugely positive legacy for decades to come. [caption id="attachment_15078" align="alignleft" width="202" caption="Down Sinn Féin Environment Spokesperson Willie Clarke MLA has welcomed moves for a Green Economy. "][/caption] “Just one small part of this approach would be to ensure that all public buildings are powered by renewable energy. This would be a massive step in the right direction, and I have no doubt that it would be widely recognised as a pioneering move on our part. “It is this type of foresight that we must illustrate on a regular basis if we are to be serious about conserving the world’s resources, and a pro-active process regarding the environment rather than reactionary moves in the wake of increased fines from Europe, is in my mind, the only sustainable path to take. “I have no doubt that Education is also a fundamental element in moving forward, while there should also be incentives for those businesses and even homes that turn to using renewable energy. Implementing green policies should not be seen as a burden on the budget, but rather a forward looking way of actually cutting cost” he added. ]]>

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