Energy Minister bemoans Westminster’s lack of support for onshore wind

Speaking at the Scottish Renewables’ Onshore Wind Conference and Exhibition on June 11 in Glasgow, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse expressed discontent that Westminster is not doing enough to encourage onshore wind generation.

He said: “The UK Government’s lack of support for onshore wind is inexcusable […] It is unfathomable to me why UK Ministers have failed to provide a price stabilisation mechanism for onshore wind, but there are clearly political reasons for that […] What is most important is that [the UK Government] simply must not become the barrier to Scotland using her natural resources to tackle climate change.”

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