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Why new infrastructure investment is an environmental necessity

Only smart spending will deliver a Green Industrial Revolution

By Andy McDonald   December 2019

Commuters fill the concourse at Waterloo Station. Photo: Shutterstock

Like many western democracies, Britain urgently needs a substantial and ongoing programme of investment in infrastructure—both old and new. Such spending is a key lever of economic policy, given its potential to drive national growth and rebalance the economies of the north, the midlands and the southwest. Investment in transport is particularly important for driving employment and connectivity, as well as supporting the logistics and distribution supply chains that businesses depend on. 

Our transport network is full. The number of…

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