Sam Richards responds to reports onshore wind ban will be lifted

Responding to reports that the Prime Minister is set to lift the ban on new onshore wind farms, Sam Richards, founder and campaign director of Britain Remade, said:


“Onshore wind is one of the cheapest forms of energy available, so if the Prime Minister is on the brink of lifting the senseless ban on building new turbines in England it’s a hugely welcome development. This should be welcomed by everyone who wants to see Britain have a secure supply of energy that will bring down energy bills for millions of households.


“Our polling has found that people across the country back onshore wind with 67% saying they would be happy with a wind farm development in their area. There is also a clear recognition of the benefits of clean growth with 69% of people agreeing that tackling climate change is good for the UK economy.”