Wind Power

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 5th February 2019.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour/Co-operative, Swansea West

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's policy is on the development of large-scale onshore wind projects in England; and whether that policy applies to (a) Wales and (b) Scotland.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The Government does not believe that new large-scale onshore wind power is right for England, and planning policy ensures new projects can only go ahead with the full backing of local communities. Planning policy for onshore wind in Scotland and Wales is a matter for the Devolved Administrations.

The Government has recently made changes to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme to allow Remote island Wind projects to compete for support in future Pot 2 CfD allocation rounds, in keeping with our manifesto commitment.

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