Wind Power

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 4th June 2009.

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Photo of Alun Michael Alun Michael Labour, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward measures to promote community ownership of wind energy generation.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State, Department for Energy and Climate Change

The Government currently support community energy projects through the Renewables Obligations and the Low Carbon Buildings Programme.

We have committed to feed-in tariffs for renewable energy generation, from April 2010.

Within the context of the Renewable Energy Strategy the Government are considering options for greater community involvement in the development of renewables projects.

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