Monday 2 March 2020 / 2:51 PM Climate Change

Dr Alan Whitehead responds to onshore windfarm news

Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, responding to the news that the Government has lifted its block on new onshore windfarm subsidies, said:

“After years of Labour calling on the Government to remove its ban on funding onshore wind and solar, it has finally relented.

“We need every tool at our disposal to fight the climate crisis, but for years the government’s obstinate resistance has forced us to fight with one hand behind our back.

“We now need to catch up on five lost years, remove the planning barriers to onshore wind energy this government put in place and look at the eye-watering business rates they put on solar energy.”