The results of the In/Out referendum on the British membership of the European Union yesterday (Thursday 23rd June) saw the Leave campaign score a narrow victory at 51.9%.
The value of the pound crashed to the lowest level in just over three decades within hours of the announcement. David Cameron announced his resignation as Prime Minister. At present, we haven’t been provided with a clear exit strategy as we move away from Brussels and towards independence.
Change is sudden but temporary but the damage we do to the environment is permanent. The bright side of Brexit is that UK industry can still achieve considerable reductions in our carbon footprint by inputting behavioural changes and low carbon technologies. The UK has made independent actions towards mitigating the Climate Change threat by codifying carbon reduction targets into law with the Climate Change Act (2007) and signing the Paris Agreement, which pledges to achieve net zero carbon emissions by the end of the century. In this way, the Vickers mission to help to save the planet we all inhabit continues.
The Third Way approach to energy usage is to optimise efficiency and green businesses should waste no time in making the UK a greener and more profitable place as we progress towards a more sustainable economy.