Rishi Sunak promises Tory right he will not allow more onshore wind farms

Leadership frontrunner says onshore wind causes ‘distress and disruption’

Adam Forrest
Wednesday 20 July 2022 17:54 BST
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Conservative leadership contender Rishi Sunak has promised to “scrap” Boris Johnson’s plan to relax a ban on onshore wind farms in an appeal to the Tory right on climate.

The former chancellor said he would uphold the ban if he wins the contest and becomes prime minister – citing the “distress and disruption” that onshore wind farms can cause.

David Cameron’s government introduced a de facto ban on new onshore wind farm construction in 2016 when development was excluded from any green electricity subsidies.

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