🚨📣Right. Everyone. As this excellent FT article suggests, the onshore wind sector is about to publish its biggest cross-industry report in years.

As the man who drafted it & commissioned all the new research (so know a little bit about it) - these are my key takeaways.

The number of jobs created by developing 30GW of onshore wind by 2030 is huge, & their location is levelling-up heaven:
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿17,000 jobs in Scotland
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿3,000 in Wales
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Most of the 6,000 jobs in England set for the North & West Midlands

add to this 30,000 long term roles in O&M

Add to this, you have CEOs who worked with @KwasiKwarteng on Govt's offshore wind supply chain strategy - which has so far landed the UK £900million in new manufacturing investment - keen to work with @GregHands to grow the onshore supply chain (below) 3/9
& of course it's not just jobs - onshore wind is incredibly low cost.

We asked @bvgassociates to model the bill payer benefits of delivering 30GW of onshore wind. Onshore wind pays the consumer back around £16.3bn - that's £25 a year for every UK household.

Reason to be sombre: developing the 30GW we need for next zero, at the FT pointed out, is going to require rapid policy reform from Govt's across the UK,

Reasons to be cheerful: the UK public are incredibly supportive of all these new measures.

👷‍♀️74% of voters support Govt “playing an active role in enabling jobs & business opportunities from onshore wind development”

🌎72% want a new target for onshore wind ahead of COP26 - 74% of Con voters & 79% of SNP voters (interesting for Scots Gov who are mulling targets)

- 68% of people support the construction of modern turbines, which are larger & generate at lower cost

- 70% think the local planning system should encourage development (only 9% disagree)

- 73% supporting 'repowering' (replacing old turbines with new ones)

Finally, the natural environment matters to the onshore wind sector just as much as the public.

You'll see our report is full of eg's of companies restoring peat land, supporting endangered species, seeding wildflower meadows etc

My fave story👇🐝
This is honestly just a fraction of the mountains of new info in the report - which we're publishing around 9:30am, alongside our press release.

Haven't even mentioned how much CO2 we'd save, the new stats around green hydrogen, the weight of support in rural areas etc.


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