The prime minister will have seen “first hand what political failure looks like”, a union boss has said about an offshore wind farm near Fraserburgh that was manufactured “almost exclusively” in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It is thought the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm visited by Boris Johnson will be able to provide 40 per cent of Scotland’s energy. The development is under construction but began exporting its first power to the National Grid in June. It became a cause of controversy when BiFab fabrication yards in Scotland were overlooked for manufacturing contracts. Gary Smith, GMB general secretary, said: “Moray East is a monument to the broken promises of the political leaders who promised us a ‘Saudi Arabia of renewables’ and it should serve as an important lesson to this prime minister. If he wants a genuine green jobs revolution across the nations and regions of the UK, then he must stop the mass export of the jobs we need to deliver it. Let’s build the future here instead.” Sir Keir Starmer, also in Scotland, called for action not words from Johnson on climate change. The Labour leader said: “We’ve got a prime minister who bundles around with a cabaret of soundbites, with targets about climate change but doesn’t put in place the action. We all know that hydrogen and wind are part of the future, we haven’t got an industrial strategy, we haven’t got a hydrogen strategy.”
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The Cromarty Firth has been named in a new study as the best location for a marshalling and assembly hub to support large-scale expansion of Scotland’s offshore wind industry.
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