People who have completed renewable energy courses could find their services more in demand if the government heeds a warning from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

The organisation has published a report which claims that while businesses are ready to build a low-carbon economy with sustainable energy features, they are being held back by policy uncertainty.

Katja Hall, chief policy director for the CBI, said the Coalition should set out guidelines that will make firms more confident in investing in green energy projects.

"We need the government to set a clear direction of travel and to stick to it. Businesses want to get on with building new low-carbon infrastructure," she added.

The UK is required to lower carbon dioxide emissions to 34 per cent of their 1990 levels by 2020.

It was recently suggested by Cheshire business Enerfina that more biomass power generators may be fitted by technicians who have completed renewable energy courses in the future.

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