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, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth of 08 January 2019, Official Report, column 153 and with reference to the Minister's oral contribution to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on 28 November 2017, whether his Department will support onshore wind in those areas of the UK that want to deploy it.

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, Wales and Northern Ireland 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 CfD rounds, in keeping with our manifesto commitment.

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