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Friday 22nd June 2012 | 19:01
Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, commenting on the announcement that Vestas has scrapped its plan to manufacture wind turbines at a new plant on the Isle of Sheppey, which would have created 2000 jobs, said:
"Vestas’ decision to pull the plug on their new plant will be a bitter blow to people in Kent already hit by the recession made in Downing Street. Time after time, the message from this Tory-led Government is that Britain isn’t open for green business.
"The transformation of our economy and a new energy industrial revolution are a huge opportunity, with the potential to create 400,000 jobs and support growth, when we need them more than ever. But unless this Government ends the mixed messages, Britain could fall even further behind, sending jobs, growth and industries that should be coming to this country overseas."