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25 Feb 2011 10:02:06

UK "behind the curve" in green job creation



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The UK is still "behind the curve" when it comes to green job creation, the shadow secretary of state for energy and climate change has claimed.

Meg Hillier was commenting following the creation of the government's National Skills Academy (NAS) for Environmental Technologies when she said the coalition should be investing more in green jobs.

"If you look at Germany and the Netherlands, they put public money into things. In spite of the European competition rules, there are ways of investing. We are behind that curve," she said.

Ms Hillier added, however, that green energy developments in coastal regions are presenting employment opportunities.

"The north-east coast is very important for offshore wind ... you've got Wales which has got huge opportunity potentially for maritime and tidal. There's some interesting marine stuff going on on the south-west coast as well," she said.

Figures published recently by RenewableUK and Energy & Utility Skills showed employment in the wind energy sector increased 91 percent between 2007/8 and 2009/10.

Some 56 percent of workers in the industry were involved with large-scale onshore projects, while 29 percent worked in offshore wind.  ADNFCR-1235-ID-800427884-ADNFCR


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