Wind turbine factory green light welcomed
Welcoming news today (Tuesday 25 March 2014) that Siemens and Associated British Ports are to invest a total of £310m in UK wind turbine factories at two locations in Hull and Paull in East Yorkshire, Friends of the Earth Yorkshire and Humberside campaigner Simon Bowens said:
"This world-class manufacturing hub for the offshore wind industry will be a massive boost for the region and our environment.
"This investment, which is going ahead despite the uncertainty created by Government, is exactly what's needed to develop the UK’s huge renewable energy potential, create jobs and reduce our dependency on dirty fossil fuel imports from abroad.
“It’s time to end the Chancellor’s fixation with fracking and squeezing out ‘every last drop’ of North Sea oil, and focus on building a clean future based on energy efficiency and renewable power.”