Wind sector in UK up in arms as government decides to end subsidies early

Onshore Wind Farm Farr, Scotland / Onshore-Windpark Farr, Schottland
Onshore Wind Farm Farr, Scotland / Onshore-Windpark Farr, Schottland

The UK government unexpectedly has decided to exclude wind energy from a funding scheme a year earlier than anticipated.

Though wind power will not be considered come April 1, 2016, the Department of Energy and Climate Change have said that “there will be a grace period for projects which already have planning permission”.

Approximately 300 wind turbines most of it located in Scotland, are expecting planning authorization and this pronouncement could threaten those plans, but new Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd insisted: “Onshore wind is an important part of our energy mix and we now have enough.”

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