Manufacturing sector savages Darling claim that Labour supports green jobs

EEF says 90% of £2bn earmarked for London Array wind farm is being spent abroad.

GUARDIAN, 03 Jan 2010: The manufacturing sector has savaged suggestions from the chancellor, Alistair Darling, that Britain is benefiting from government support for a “green” jobs revolution, warning that the UK was instead in danger of “missing the boat”.

The industry body, the EEF, points out that over 90% of the €2bn earmarked for the world’s biggest wind farm in UK waters – the London Array, off Kent – is being spent abroad and ministers must take some of the blame.

“In Germany you get government sitting down with business and saying, this is what the targets are for renewable energy and what do you need to provide the kind of necessary capacity,” said the EEF’s head of climate change and environment policy, Gareth Stace. “… We have missed the boat on onshore wind and risk doing the same offshore,” he added.

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