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18/02/2016

Where now for wind?

Will withdrawal of government support for onshore wind leave the industry dead in the ground, or is there a future for a technology that was beginning to thrive? Elisabeth Jeffries reports

After the UK government announced in 2015 it was withholding onshore wind farm support this April, it looked as though the UK industry would collapse. Deprived of the Renewables Obligation Certificate scheme they have benefited from for 14 years, and faced with planning blocks, few wind power developers now have the stomach to drive through new projects.

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