THE UK Government must invest more in Holyhead port and north Wales’ low carbon energy industry.
That was the message from Anglesey MP Albert Owen yesterday (Wednesday, October 24) before a Westminster debate on offshore wind development in north Wales.
Mr Owen said the debate would focus on skills and jobs and improving the infrastructure and prosperity of the region.
He added: “Also it gives the opportunity to put the local Labour position of opposing large scale onshore wind farms, especially here on Anglesey, while promoting micro wind generation, nuclear generation in the shape of Wylfa B, tidal and solar energy as part of a low carbon economy.”
The debate discussed the development the Holyhead port as the principal port constructing new berths, to enhance the ports facilities and attract new potential investment in maintenance to the off-shore wind farm industry.
He added: “We have an opportunity here to give our young people a bright future, we need cross party co-operation for the benefit of North Wales and it’s important we do not miss this opportunity.
“If we do, however, it will no doubt focus on the Tory-Lib Dem dilemma on their energy policy and failure to invest in the ports and people of Wales.”
A DECC spokesman said: “We need a diverse, secure and affordable energy mix in which new nuclear, renewables and other sources of power play a part.
“The landmark Energy Bill will make radical reforms to the electricity market that drive forward investment and help build skilled supply chains, in North Wales and across the UK.”