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Onshore wind subsidy cut announcement by Amber Rudd + Press comment + Twitter comment  - 25 June 2015

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Subsidy cut announcement

Onshore wind - Planning changes

The pledge to make changes

Lumby appeal

Bishopwood appeal update

NEWS 21 July

Amber Rudd cast doubt on cfd subsidy for  on-shore wind . No ROC, no cfd means not subsidy at all.  Easy to implement via allocating less cash to the Levy Control Framework.  

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NEWS 14 July

Australia follows UK lead and cancels wind farm subsidies

1. The Government intends to end new public subsidies for onshore wind farms by legislating to close the Renewables Obligation across Great Britain to new onshore wind generating stations from 1 April 2016.

2. Changes to planning - new planning guidance designed to ensure residents have “the final say” over onshore wind farm applications and turbines are no longer “imposed on communities” who do not want them.


Changes to planning policy for onshore wind farms

25 June 2015

Ministers announce onshore wind farm regime change

25 June 2015

250 onshore windfarms will be scrapped

22 June 2105

On-farm wind projects threatened by planning change

19 June 2015

Changes are democratic but ill judged

19 June 2015

SNP threatens legal action over cuts

19 June 2015

New local community veto over onshore wind farms

18 June 2015

Delight for North East anti-windfarm campaigners as onshore wind subsidy is slashed

18 June 2015

Wind farm subsidies facing the axe

31 May 2015

From Twitter - People to follow

The announcement in the House of Commons by Amber Rudd, Secretary of State

Click on the image to left and scroll to 15.34.

At 15.38 there is a mention of the MP for Selby and Ainsty ( Nigel Adams)

At 16.29 a Question by Nigel Adams about advice and help for Local Planning Authorities

16.33 Confirmation that if a Council turns down a wind farm application the decision cannot be overturned by a Planning Inspector.

Full text of the debate :-

Hansard report     Pdf version with highlights