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UK offshore wind may add 215,000 jobs

www.bloomberg.com, 19 Jun 2012 14:39

A U.K. offshore wind industry could create as many as 215,000 jobs and boost exports by up to 22.5 billion pounds ($35 billion) through 2030, a researcher said. Development of the industry may “see an annual 1 percent uplift” in gross domestic product, the Centre for Economics and Business Research said in a report commissioned by Irish wind developer Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd. and published today (12 June).

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