The Labour Party has pledged a five-fold increase in offshore wind and the creation of nearly 70,000 jobs. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn made the pledge while visiting MHI Vestas’s wind turbine logistics facility at the old Fawley power station in Southampton today. During the visit, Corbyn outlined Labour’s ten-year plan for clean energy to reduce emissions to net zero and keep global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees. The plan would mean a five-fold increase in the UK’s offshore wind capacity, with 37 new wind farms, as part of a “green industrial revolution” that would help to tackle the climate emergency, create new, good unionised jobs and invest in coastal communities.
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Labour claims it will create more than 10,000 jobs in the North East by building offshore wind-farms, if it wins a general election. The pledge comes as pressure group Extinction Rebellion holds a series of protests which it is calling an October uprising, designed to draw attention to what it calls the global emergency caused by climate change. Labour says it plans a dramatic fivefold increase in the UK’s offshore wind capacity, with 37 new wind farms, as part of a “Green Industrial Revolution” to cut carbon emissions. This will create 67,266 jobs across the country, including 10,369 in the North East, according to the Labour Party.
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The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has promised a “green industrial revolution” which he says will create thousands of jobs and help regenerate our coastal towns. He was visiting a wind turbine facility at Fawley near Southampton and said he wants dozens of new wind farms across the country.
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