Energy Bill bars onshore wind subsidies but boosts oil and gas

Offshore oil, gas and CCS will be regulated through a beefed-up Oil and Gas Authority under the Energy Bill, with onshore wind the clear loser

Some 250 existing wind projects could be scuppered by the onshore subisidy ban (photograph: Gordon Saunders/123RF)The government has set out its plans to exploit the UK’s diminishing offshore oil and gas reserves and to end onshore wind subsidies in its new Energy Bill.

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