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the truth about Vesta

If you read the various entries about Vesta you may (like I was) be left with the impression that Vesta workers are trying to save their jobs in order to further wind-power in the UK. Wrong! This is just another example of the truth being in what is not actually said. The following is an extract from a statement made by Ed Milliband:

"Vestas have repeatedly told us that offers of government subsidy were not the issue for them. The factory makes a different sized blade to the ones used in Britain, so each one it makes is shipped to the US. They wanted to have their production in America to cut some of that journey".

Now I didn't know that, did you?

To me it makes complete sense to manufacture items in the country in which they will be used and not transport them thousands of miles. Think of all the energy that will be saved by not making the blades on the IOW but in the USA instead. Now that really is "thinking green" and Vesta management should be congratulated on this approach.

I think the moral of this has to be to "dig deeper" and not simply accept things at face value.