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UK could spark revival of onshore wind if it leads on European policy

As soon as a new government gets into office it is only natural that everyone and their granny wants something from them, and the onshore wind business has pounced on the opportunity that Boris Johnson’s new government in the UK represents. All the great and the good in wind energy including local CEOs at Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, SSE, Scottish Power, EDF, Vattenfall, Innogy and Statkraft – have all signed up to a letter asking the new Energy Minister why onshore wind in the UK has hit a wall. Effectively nothing has been done since 2015 due to a move by the Cameron Government to give more power to local authorities to say no to onshore wind installations based purely on…

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