Onshore Wind Farms

Part of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – in the House of Commons on 17th January 2023.

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Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

In a word, no. What has caused family bills to skyrocket is the international pressure on energy supply chains, the war in Ukraine and the economic sanctions in respect of Russia. I accept the point that the costs of onshore wind have fallen dramatically through our contracts for difference round 4. This is a UK success story, which is why we are keen to do more. The public-opinion data show that 78% of the public support onshore wind. We want to make sure that we do not impose it on local authorities and are giving them more freedom to make sure they can reflect local demand so that it is renewable energy led by communities with community benefit.