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Britain: It Is No Longer Environmentally Friendly to Blanket the Countryside With Giant Turbines

Peter Dominiczak — The Telegraph — April 8, 2014

It is no longer “environmentally friendly” to have “giant” turbines in the countryside, a Conservative minister has said, as he indicated that the Tories will pledge to curb onshore wind power in their manifesto.

Grant Shapps, the Conservative Party Chairman, said that the Conservatives want to focus on offshore wind and that they are completely opposed to Liberal Democrat plans to have onshore turbines “all over the place”.

The Daily Telegraph earlier this month disclosed that the Conservatives will use their manifesto to set out plans to “rid” the English countryside of onshore wind farms.

The Tories could pledge to impose a cap on the total number of turbines or reduce subsidies in order to make them financially unviable, it is understood.

Asked whether the Tories will make a manifesto commitment to curb wind farms, Mr Shapps said: “The wind is moving in a clear direction here.”  Continue reading here….

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