Wind Policy from Political Party Manifestos

Our friends at Windbyte (North East England and South East Scotland) have produced an excellent summary of how the parties stand on wind power and subsidies. See

The Conservatives are the only major UK party to promise some control of the wind rush in the coming parliament.

Their manifesto states under the heading We will halt the spread of onshore wind farms

“Onshore wind now makes a meaningful contribution to our energy mix and has been part of the necessary increase in renewable capacity. Onshore windfarms often fail to win public support, however, and are unable by themselves to provide the firm capacity that a stable energy system requires. As a result, we will end any new public subsidy for them and change the law so that local people have the final say on windfarm applications.”

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