1 Feb 2011

Clean technology sector ready to grow

6:01 am on 1 February 2011

The emerging clean technology sector says the appointment of a Government task force could help it turn into a major export earner.

The Government has appointed an advisory group on green growth to find ways to develop the clean tech industry and better trade on New Zealand's clean, green image.

The economic development agency Grow Wellington says the sector has been under the radar until now, but the Government has recognised its potential.

It says many small companies have done well in creating the sector, but now need active Government support if the industry is to mature and survive.