UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Brown boasts on wind power ring hollow says Hughes

Press Release   •   Feb 19, 2010 08:40 GMT

“Gordon Brown’s announcement pales in comparison to Liberal Democrat plans that will invest £400m in our wind turbine manufacturing capacity," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary.

Commenting on the Government’s announcement of the latest £8m funding for offshore wind technology and the Prime Minister’s claim that the UK is a “global leader” in offshore wind, Simon Hughes said:

“Britain has fallen so far behind on clean energy that the Government’s boasts are rather hollow.

“Gordon Brown’s announcement pales in comparison to Liberal Democrat plans that will invest £400m in our wind turbine manufacturing capacity.

“What the North East and the country need is a real commitment to green manufacturing jobs and not shameless electioneering at the taxpayers’ expense.”