Why Onshore Wind?

You should focus on offshore and hydro projects rather than onshore wind farms
Onshore wind is one of the most cost-effective and proven renewable energy technologies. For this reason onshore wind can and should be an essential part of our strategy for achieving our 2020 and 2050 renewable energy targets.

Onshore wind in the UK is far too heavily subsidised by the Government
The Conservative Party had a clear manifesto commitment going into the 2015 general election to “end any new public subsidy” to onshore wind.

Since being elected in 2015 the Conservative Government has closed the Renewables Obligation (RO) — which was due to close to new entrants in 2017 — to onshore wind a year early appears to go beyond this. In line with its manifesto commitment the Government has also barred onshore wind from bidding for future rounds of Contracts for Difference (CfD).

So currently onshore wind will not receive any subsidy going forward. Indeed future wind farms cannot get access to the national grid at the moment. Please visit our links page for more information.

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