Tory MP accused of plot to sway energy policy

A Conservative MP has been accused of a secret plot to sway energy policy against wind farms. In an undercover investigation, the campaign group Greenpeace filmed interviews in which MP for Daventry, Chris Heaton-Harris suggested he could influence energy policy. Greenpeace also suggests the MP was part of a co-ordinated challenge to the Climate Change […]

Wind power “is not inefficient” gusts new report

A think-tank has blasted claims wind power is inefficient or unreliable as “untrue”. The left-leaning Independent Public Policy Research centre (IPPR) sets out research which suggests wind power is an effective way of cutting carbon emissions. The IPPR report counters the idea wind is unreliable, stating wind power output is “remarkably stable and increases and […]

Hendry brushes off French wind distance jibe

Charles Hendry brushed off criticism onshore wind farms could be built too close to British homes this week – after a pointed written question from MP Chris Heaton-Harris in Parliament. The MP is at the helm of an anti-wind campaign, organising a letter to the Prime Minister opposing wind farms which was signed by more […]

Poll shows wind power has “strong support” from public

A majority of people in the UK are in support of using wind power, according to the latest poll commissioned by the country’s wind and marine renewables trade body. Two-thirds (67%) are in favour of wind power in the UK, while only 8% oppose, according to new research by Ipsos MORI for RenewableUK. The online […]

Tory MPs ask Cameron to cut wind subsidy

More than 100 backbench MPs have written to David Cameron to object over the Government’s support for onshore wind energy. The mostly Tory contingent express concern over the cost of backing wind power to taxpayers in a letter to the Prime Minister sent at the end of January. The MPs wrote: “In these financially straitened […]