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Wind Power

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Brian Binley Brian Binley Conservative, Northampton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what comparative analysis his Department has made of the competitiveness and cost-efficiency of the (a) UK and (b) EU wind turbine industries.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Alongside the Onshore Wind Call for Evidence which concluded in June 2013, DECC commissioned Frontier Economics to undertake an evidence review of onshore wind electricity generation, focusing on international evidence of government initiatives to support such investment and deployment.

The report was split into two parts; part 1 compared support levels across 26 countries and regions, while part 2 analysed the differences in support levels and costs of onshore wind in the UK compared to five country case studies—Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Ireland and Poland. The full report and external peer review can be found here:

Frontier report

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/205620/international_support_onshore_wind_frontier.pdf

Peer review

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/204910/peer_review_international_support_onshore_wind.pdf

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