Government must accept ‘economic sense’ of subsidising onshore wind

A leading investor in renewable energy has told Utility Week the government must accept the economic argument that excluding onshore wind from subsidies “makes no sense”. Richard Crawford and Jaz Bains, of The Renewable Infrastructure Group, also warned that the Conservatives' pledge to reach 40GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 was “very challenging” and that a framework for incentivising investment was urgently needed.

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