Press release
Cameron must make energy policy in UK interests, not minority

Commenting on reports today that David Cameron could make a manifesto pledge to curb onshore wind farms, Friends of the Earth’s renewable energy campaigner Alasdair Cameron said:
 
“Onshore wind is a cheap and popular way of generating clean energy.
 
“It’s interesting that the people most opposed to it are often also those banging the drum for fracking, which will have a far greater impact on the environment and release millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases.
 
“Instead of trying to appease a minority of his party, Cameron should be formulating a national energy policy that balances security, cost and decarbonisation.
 
“For onshore wind, that means improving planning processes and increasing community ownership to help spur more and better developments.”

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Notes to editors

  1. Friends of the Earth is developing a Low Carbon network of more than 1000 low-carbon businesses around the UK, many of which are in the onshore wind industry and would be affected by a curb. 

 

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