Scottish Renewables Comment On Onshore Wind Development Worries

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Albany Wind Farm, Western Australia by Juan Alberto Garcia Rivera via flickr

ScottishPower Renewables CEO, Keith Anderson, has suggested that onshore wind development will come to a halt in 2017 if UK Government doesn’t quickly commit to its future.

Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, Lindsay Roberts, has responded to this claim:

“Onshore wind is already one of the cheapest and most popular forms of power generation. However the UK Government has locked future development out of the energy market.

“The Committee on Climate Change, their own advisors, say if we are to stand any chance of meeting our climate change targets we need to at least double our renewable energy capacity.

“So it’s vital that the UK Government tells us what the future of onshore wind is going to be and that they simply allow it to compete in that energy market.”