Friday 19 June 2015

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KJ and Chris can see the spirit of Magna Carta in Cameron's "greenest government ever"...

SOURCE BBC NEWS: Earlier end to subsidies for new UK onshore wind farms
New onshore wind farms will be excluded from a subsidy scheme from 1 April 2016, a year earlier than expected. There will be a grace period for projects which already have planning permission, the Department of Energy and Climate Change said. The funding for the subsidy comes from the Renewables Obligation, which is funded by levies added to household fuel bills. The Conservatives promised in their manifesto to hold down bills and increase renewable energy. But onshore wind is the cheapest readily-available form of clean energy in the UK. That's why some experts have described their decision to kill the onshore wind programme as bizarre and irrational. Some of the business leaders are baffled why ministers will give local people a unique veto over wind turbines, when they cannot veto shale gas fracking or even a nuclear power station on their doorstep.


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