Thursday, 30 April 2009

UK Wind Turbine Manufacturer Closing

Greetings,

Despite the number of assurances being made by the goverment I was very sorry to read about the closure of the Vestas facility on the Isle of Wight. Vestas are the largest global manufacturer of wind turbines and whilst their main output from that site had been for the US market, there were plans afoot to adapt it when the UK started to adopt the technology.


However it seems they might not get that opportunity and potentially 700 people could lose their jobs. These types of businesses are fundamental to the continuing growth in the UK of a 'green economy' and to future sustainable energy production.

If only hope the Government would bail out the good guys and/or create an upturn in this market in order to prevent the closure of the plant and the potential loss of their skilled workforce.

One step forward, two steps back?

Lucy.

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