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Wind turbine on a hill. Photograph: Safak Cakir/123RF
Onshore turbines puts the wind up Conservative MPs. Photograph: Safak Cakir/123RF

Energy ministers talk up onshore wind

Energy ministers Claire Perry and Richard Harrington have apparently reignited a row among Conservative MPs by suggesting that the rules around onshore wind be relaxed, the Daily Telegraph has reported. The 2015 party manifesto pledged to block subsidised onshore wind turbines after pressure from more than 100 Conservative MPs.

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