Scotland’s deputy first minister John Swinney has come under fire for a renewable energy job prediction made nearly 10 years ago. A low carbon report published in 2010 calculated that offshore wind would create nearly 30,000 direct jobs by 2020. The current figure of direct jobs in the sector is 1,900 – with only hundreds represented in the north-east of Scotland. Workers union Unite last night called the 28,000 job prediction by Mr Swinney, then finance minister, “yet another fantasy” and accused the Scottish Government of offshoring jobs to other countries.
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