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Onshore wind policy U-turn doesn’t blow us away

The relaxing of planning rules governing new onshore wind installations in England marks a shift away from the de facto ban that was put in place in 2015. But raising the bar for objections to land-based turbines won’t put an end to green-related Nimbyism. And with the momentum in the UK firmly behind offshore wind power, the policy shift is unlikely to signal a renewed English onshore wind boom either.

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