Cabinet undecided over onshore wind ahead of UK energy plan

Cabinet undecided over onshore wind ahead of UK energy plan

One minister says windfarms are ‘not cost-effective’ and some prefer a push for fracking

Ministers have not yet made a final decision about whether to include a renewed push for onshore wind in next week’s energy independence plan, with some in cabinet sceptical about the move, government sources say.

The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has made clear publicly that he would like to see planning rules relaxed, in order to facilitate the building of more onshore windfarms. Michael Gove, who oversees the planning system, has also spoken out in favour.

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