Tories would scrap windfarm subsidies

Minister says Conservatives will end projects funded by energy bills and hand planning power to local councils

Eco audit: will Tory plans kill onshore wind in the UK?

The Tories have pledged that if they are elected with an overall majority in 2015 they will axe public subsidies for any newly planned onshore wind turbines.

Existing windfarms and those already with planning permission would be protected from the change but the energy minister, Michael Fallon, said these would be enough to meet 2020 targets set by the EU meaning any further developments should not be subsidised.

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