Chemical industry calls for Government consistency on environmental policy

Green efforts in the chemical industry are suffering from 'inconsistent' government policies, according to an industry leader.

Chemical Industries Association commercial and policy director, Diana Montgomery, said today (November 15) that the UK was developing the inconsistent image because of its repeated changes on renewables subsidies and changes to green initiatives.

Mrs Montgomery, speaking at IEMA's sustainable business: environmental professionals driving change in London, explained that the UK appeared ripe for international investment.

In the next few years the country will be investing heavily in new build nuclear and renewables.

But according to Mrs Montgomery: "The UK Government is in danger of getting a reputation for being inconsistent.

"Just tell us what you aim to do and for god's sake don't change your mind."

She went on to say that the UK had developed a negative image to the outside world of 'compounds' and 'hooded rioters'.

She added: "The Government needs to position itself better to the outside world."

Luke Walsh


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