Rudd Slams Door on Wind Subsidies

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New Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd has announced her intention to end public subsidies for onshore wind farms, bringing to an end the government’s obligation to financially prop up new-build windmills from April 2016, a year earlier than planned. Tax payers subsidised onshore wind to the tune of £800 million last year alone…

Gaia reported earlier this month that the wind power industry were planning to sue the government if Rudd’s plans for subsidy cuts went ahead. Popcorn…




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