150 MPs demand Johnson shifts attitude to onshore wind

More than 150 MPs, including 35 Conservatives, have written to prime minister Boris Johnson calling for more onshore wind farms in the UK.

In the letter, co-ordinated by campaign groups 1010 and Power for People, the MPs said energy subsidy schemes should be changed so that onshore wind projects should no longer be excluded from energy subsidy schemes, so they can compete against other renewable projects for contracts to supply electricity to consumers.

Planning rules in England should also be changed so that small-scale developments of less than five megawatt capacity are “treated in the same way as any other application for renewable and low-carbon energy,'' according to the group.

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