Government and BWEA Fluff their lines over Renewables BudgetApril 23rd, 2009 by Barry Potier
The £5 Billion boost to the Renewable Energy sector announced by Alistair Darling in yesterdays budget is a far cry from the funding we really need especially as the Government themselves are only funding £1 Billion. However the BWEA have fallen over themselves to welcome the package of measures announced and Adam Bruce has widely praised the Government quoting that up to 60,000 new jobs could be created as a result.
There is however on very big problem, where on earth do we find 60,000 skilled workers in an industry already complaining of severe skills shortages, more to the point what are the BWEA doing about this. Rather than kow-towing to a Government paralysed by the fear of being ousted at the next general election perhaps they shoud focus more on strategies which will deliver the skilled work force that the industry desperately needs.
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