Transforming the Royal Bank of Scotland into the Green Investment Bank would kick start the green energy revolution according the report A Bank for the Future: Maximising public investment in a low-carbon economy. The research, by former PricewaterhouseCoopers consultant, James Leaton, finds that it would bring 50, 000 new green jobs a year, increase efficiency, reduce the UK’s carbon emissions and improve international competitiveness – whilst not increasing the budget deficit.
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The report was commissioned by pressure group PLATFORM and the anti-poverty organisation World Development Movement, who have been campaigning for RBS to end its investment in high carbon projects. They reject the premise that investment in a green economy should be scrapped due to public sector cuts.