Energy Bill drops 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

Onshore wind is out of favour (photograph: S Jenners/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.

The bill, laid in July, is the first major piece of energy and climate legislation since the general election and its main ideas were set out in the Queen’s Speech in June (endsreport.com/48269 and 48749).

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