06 Jul '12, 10am

#wind Legal action threatened over UK wind subsidies - Trade association RenewableUK says it may consider taking leg...

#wind Legal action threatened over UK wind subsidies - Trade association RenewableUK says it may consider taking leg...

After collecting evidence from the wind industry and commissioning several independent reports, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has proposed a 10 percent cut to onshore wind power subsidies as part of the subsidy package for 2013-2017. However, the BBC reported yesterday that the chancellor, George Osborne, is feeling the heat on this issue from his party's base, which wants to eliminate subsidies altogether. Over 100 conservative Members of Parliament have written to Osborne demanding heavy cuts to onshore wind subsidies. The MPs are responding to constituents' protests about wind turbines' impact on the rural landscape. The chancellor is rumored to be considering a cut of 25 percent. But RenewableUK , the wind, wave and tidal industry trade association, has said it could initiate legal proceedings if the cuts amount to more than 10 percent. As Gordon E...

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