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Govt in onshore wind u–turn 3 March 2020

Onshore wind ‘to make comeback in UK’ (via BBC)

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By Roger Harrabin

The cheapest form of new power in the UK – onshore wind – is set to make a comeback, according to a government decision today.

Ministers previously blocked projects after complaints from local campaigners that they were a blot on the landscape.

The government responded by denying onshore wind the chance to bid for a price guarantee for the electricity they produce.

They also gave local protestors a definitive say in the planning process.

This meant it was virtually impossible for wind farms to gain permission.

Environmentalists said the decision was irrational, and today the government has opened the way for onshore wind farm developers to bid for price support.

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