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Energy UK responds to onshore wind story

Responding to today’s onshore wind story, Energy UK’s interim chief executive, Audrey Gallacher, said:

“In line with Energy UK’s long-standing position, we welcome greater support for onshore wind – one of the lowest-cost, low carbon technologies – which can now play a pivotal role in helping us reach our net-zero target and deliver benefits for the environment, customers and the wider economy.

“This will send strong and positive signals which will allow industry to invest, plan, and deliver new low carbon generation at the lowest cost to consumers. To fully unleash the full potential of onshore wind, we would also encourage the Government to also review planning rules so that applications for new onshore wind turbines in England face a fair and reasonable local planning process and are treated in the same way as other renewable or low carbon energy projects.”