Stephen has attended a reception in Parliament hosted by RenewableUK about onshore wind. It coincided with the Government’s announcement of legislation supporting a Net Zero emissions target by 2050.
Onshore wind expansion is an important part of the policy recommendations which have been given to government as part of reaching net zero emissions. However, in order to make this happen the sector requires action to overcome the current barriers they face, including planning permission and the cuts to subsidies which have happened under the Conservative government.
Stephen welcomed the announcement of the Net Zero target and the ambition of the onshore wind sector, “I look forward to the government adopting the relevant policy measure to ensure onshore wind is able to realise the full potential of benefits such as employment and productivity.”