Turbines total
According to experts at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University the number of workers in the UK’s offshore energy sector could reach 220,000 by the end of this decade (your report, 25 May). In Scotland the “tens-of-thousands” of wind turbine jobs promised went to foreign manufacturers and foreign workers. The UK Offshore Energy Workforce Transferability Review says that the UK needs to install 2,500 offshore wind turbines by 2030. Why? The UK is already saturated with them and at times we cannot use all the electricity they produce. This work will also go to foreign manufacturers and foreign workers since the UK cannot compete on price. Constraint payments for turbines in Scotland since 2010 are fast approaching £1 billion, which was added to our electricity bill, causing fuel poverty.
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