Government dismisses anti-wind research

DECC has hit back at an anti-wind report which brands the government’s focus on renewable energy sources as “misguided”. A study released today by the Adam Smith Institute and Scientific […]

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By Vicky Ellis

DECC has hit back at an anti-wind report which brands the government’s focus on renewable energy sources as “misguided”.

A study released today by the Adam Smith Institute and Scientific Alliance, called ‘Renewable Energy: Vision or Mirage’, also suggests renewable energy is uneconomic and won’t guarantee a secure energy supply.

But the energy department dismissed the findings.

A DECC spokesman said: “This report completely misses the point. Our policies are aimed at developing a mix of energy sources here in the UK rather than relying so much on expensive fossil fuel imports, so we can keep the lights on and cut emissions as old power stations close.”

They added: “It would be madness to put all our eggs in one basket, ignore the UK’s huge renewables potential and just give away Britain’s share of the green energy revolution.”