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More offshore wind is welcome, but we have to keep the jobs it creates in the UK

Chaitanya Kumar writes for the Guardian


Chaitanya Kumar wrote about the Prime Minister’s Conservative Conference speech promising a quadrupling of wind power in the Guardian:

Last year, EDF awarded contracts for a significant portion of its windfarm supply chain to Indonesia, ignoring the opportunity to invest and develop local manufacturers in Fife, despite the windfarms being located just off its coast. The offshore wind sector has nonetheless set a target of 60% British content in windfarms by 2030, up from roughly 50% today. A more concerted effort from government and business alongside trade unions could help achieve that target while creating green jobs and supporting the clean growth of towns and cities across Britain’s coast.”

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