GMB, the energy union, has responded to the report of the Government's independent Offshore Wind Champion.
Gary Smith, GMB General Secretary, said:
"This damning report exposes the UK's abject failure to pursue a proper industrial strategy to meet our energy needs.
"The nation’s electricity grid has been starved of investment and now the consequences are being felt.
“The Government's wind energy targets are slipping out of view and the promise that tens of thousands of skilled jobs would be created here in the UK looks like a sick joke.
"We need urgent reform and investment in our energy infrastructure and manufacturing base - otherwise working people and their communities will once again pay the price."