Posted by: notsomuchatreehugger | 28 July 2009

Jean Lambert MEP joins London rally

LONDON MEP JOINS VESTAS DEMO TO FIGHT FOR WIND POWER AND GREEN JOBS

London’s Green MEP, Jean Lambert, will join protestors at the Save Vestas
Rally outside the Department for Energy and Climate Change at 6.30pm today
to demand action from the Government to support the wind energy industry and
protect green jobs.

Speaking ahead of the rally Jean Lambert MEP said:

“In its Energy White Paper, the government announced a major expansion of
renewable energy capacity, including wind power, and yet this factory is set
to close due to the slow growth of the onshore wind market and delays in our
planning system.

“This planned closure really flies in the face of the promised green jobs
bonanza. If these jobs are lost, knowledge and skills in green manufacturing
will be lost too. In the midst of this recession, and given the global
threats from climate change, we need radical action now to protect jobs and
expand our green industries.

“The Vestas factory provides a model for the way in which Britain’s
manufacturing industry could be positively and sustainably rebuilt to
provide green jobs and proven, environmentally-sound energy sources for the
future.

“I fully support the actions of the workers and urge people to lend their
voices to this vital campaign. Now is the time for the Government to step in
to save these jobs and invest in sustainable green manufacturing for the
future.”


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