Since the 20th July workers have been occupying Vestas blades, which is the UK’s only wind blade factory, in protest at plans to close it down and axe 625 jobs.
A wide range of people have been down on the island in support of the occupation for the duration. Two days ago, a group of activists occupied the roof of a second Vestas facility in support of the workers at Vestas Blades.
Responding to news today that offshore wind farms in the UK could power 19m homes, Dr Doug Parr, Greenpeace chief scientist, said:
"Offshore wind farms must be a key part of the UK's future energy supply. And they won't just generate electricity, they'll also generate thousands of British jobs and help tackle energy security.
"But if Britain is to get all the benefits that offshore wind will provide, the government must do more to support the industry."
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Friends of the Earth welcomed today's go-ahead on offshore wind, but urged Ministers to urgently develop a new offshore super grid to harness as much renewable energy as possible.
The official opening of Europe's biggest wind farm - in Scotland - has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Earth and Unite are calling on the Government to step in to prevent the closure of two wind turbine manufacturing plants in South England, which would cause the loss of 625 green jobs.
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