A week ago, the UK government announced the pre-election budget plans for 2010, which included the idea of a Green Investment Bank (GIB). But despite these positive intentions and the backing of private investors, it is far from a done deal; even if it does get off the ground it would probably not become a reality for a year or two, writes Francinia Protti-Alvarez.
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Colin Baker was previously Counsel at Goodwin Procter and an associate at SJ Berwin
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