Business leaders claim UK’s wind farms do not help the economy

Business leaders claim UK’s wind farms do not help the economy

Business leaders have raised concerns the UK’s fast growth in offshore wind is not being matched with benefits to the economy.

The port of Blyth in Northumberland was once the biggest exporter of coal in Europe but has transformed itself into a leading hub for offshore energy, and most of its work is with offshore wind.

Its chief executive told Sky News the UK could get to net-zero emissions – but with the economy missing out.

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