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Wind farms

Responding to questions on the Government’s policy on wind farms, the PMS said the Government was committed to supporting a balanced energy mix, we have provided subsidies to different forms of technologies in order to achieve that balance. We have kept these subsidies under review as the cost of these technologies change, we have reduced the subsidy to onshore wind because it was one of the cheapest forms of renewables. Asked about a speech by the Energy Minister, John Hayes, on wind farms the PMS said John Hayes had said that we are committed to a balanced energy mix. The issue of onshore wind had been a topic of debate because there had been concerns in some communities about the impact of those onshore wind farms. The Prime Minister and the Energy Minister have recognised these concerns which was why we have begun a call for evidence to engage local communtites and examine the future costs for this technology.

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