RenewableUK has come out in support of Prime Minister David Cameron's comments on the need to invest in low-carbon technologies such as wind energy.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has also urged investors to take advantage of sectors such as offshore wind.

Clegg noted that the US has more offshore capacity than anywhere else and UK needs to boost its offshore wind capacity.

During a trip to India, Cameron reiterated, "These new green technologies, whether it is waste recycling, wind power, or nuclear power – because there are no carbon emissions – these are growth items, and green tech jobs are growing faster in our economy than many other parts."

The Prime Minister, along with Energy Minister Greg Barker and a delegation of British renewable energy companies, seek to promote the range of investment opportunities in clean technologies.

RenewableUK deputy chief executive Maf Smith welcomed the developments, noting that the government’s support for wind energy is remains strong.

"With The Energy Bill going through Parliament right now, this is a timely reminder of the need to set the right policy framework for low-carbon investment to flow.

"The fact the Prime Minister chose to highlight low-carbon technologies in India, which invests so much in clean energy, is a clear sign that he wants the UK to be the number one destination for inward investment in clean-tech such as wind, to generate jobs as well as safeguarding our environment," Smith added.