Press release
£460m boost is a vote of confidence for offshore wind

Reacting to news today (Monday 31 March 2014) that the Green Investment Bank is giving a £460m boost to wind energy projects, Friends of the Earth Renewable Energy Campaigner Alasdair Cameron said:

“This is a real vote of confidence for offshore wind. However, if we want to tackle the dire climate change threat we’re facing and strengthen our energy security we need to see a much bigger expansion of renewable energy, especially offshore.

“The Government must also urgently turn the Green Investment Bank into a proper bank, and allow it to borrow so it can invest in many more projects like this.”

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Notes to editors

1.              Friends of the Earth’s press release reacting to the UN IPCC’s climate report published today (31 March 2014): https://www.foe.co.uk/resource/press_releases/ippc-climate-report-urgent-action-needed-avoid-climate-disaster_31032014

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