The prime minister has had “enough” of onshore wind farms and believes Brits are “fed up” of them too.
David Cameron made the remarks yesterday in front of a committee of MPs, when he also let slip his frustration at the “religiosity” of green groups who oppose shale gas just because it is a fossil fuel.
He told the Liaisons Committee: “The public are frankly fed up that so many onshore wind farms are built.”
MP Joan Walley MP asked why 52 planning applications for wind farms were held up by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles since the summer, questioning whether government departments were “joined up” in their attitude to wind.
The Prime Minister first replied in good humour: “It is a joined up approach, it’s joined in Number 10 Downing Street.”
He went on to bang his hand on the desk and said: “We’re heading for around 10% of our electricity to come from onshore wind… in my view that’s enough.”
Later probed on his thoughts about fracking, Mr Cameron said there are “myths we need to get over” on it and other technology developments like GM foods, “that fracking would be an environmental disaster… that we’ll be eating fish-flavoured tomatoes… if we’re to become a successful, science based country in the future.”
He added: “We need scientists to get message out as some of them are more trusted than us.”