Can Tesco Save the World?

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Duration: 30 minutes

It has been blamed for concreting over the countryside, and running up endless air miles importing food and trucking it the length and breadth of Britain, but is Tesco now leading the business fightback against man-made global warming?

Local communities and a new breed of business entrepreneurs increasingly see delivering a low-carbon economy as an opportunity to make money, while politicians are wary of forcing the pace of change because of its potential to lose votes.

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    Upon entering the Den, Rupert Sweet-Escott's invention had the Dragons laughing, but it was not long before hard cash was put up for his environmentally friendly idea. Panorama's Tom Heap caught up with Rupert to find out how he has been cashing in on the green economy.

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Credits

Presenter
Jeremy Vine
Reporter
Tom Heap
Producer
Matthew Chapman

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