Will Tory plans kill onshore wind in the UK?

Energy minister Michael Fallon says the UK has enough onshore wind. Will new plans to pull subsidies and change planning permission mean the end of the industry?

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The Conservatives will today announce plans to pull public funding of onshore windfarms and change the way planning permission is granted.

Energy minister Michael Fallon will say that if the Tories win the 2015 election any project that had not already been granted permission would not receive subsidies. Fallon justifies the policy by saying the UK already has enough onshore wind to meet its EU renewable energy commitments for 2020.

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