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Renewable Energy: Skilled Workers

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what plans he has to address the skills gap in the renewables sector identified in the Government's White Paper relating to that sector; and if he will make a statement. (201297)

The issue of skills will be addressed in the forthcoming consultation on the renewable energy strategy.

We are also actively collaborating with employers and sector skills councils to help develop academies for nuclear, the process industries and oil and gas and are working on plans for the power and environmental sectors with the aim of delivering the required skills to work across the energy sector, including renewables.