The restrictions on onshore wind introduced in 2015 have meant that we all pay more for our electricity, are more reliant on overseas sources of gas for our energy, and emit more carbon into the atmosphere than necessary.

We welcome Ed Miliband’s announcement and urge the government to take immediate steps to remove the ban and unlock the potential of British wind, rather than overseas gas, to power our future.

Our analysis shows the impact that the ban has had: since the start of 2020, just two onshore wind sites have become operational in England, totalling 4.2 MW of generation capacity. In comparison, over 110 MW of capacity has become operational in Scotland and Wales in this timeframe.

Onshore Wind In England Graphic Feb 2024 V2 (England Only)


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