There have been a couple of articles in the British Press today about this: Here’s one:
I made that link very big indeed so that you could not possibly miss it. Go on. Click on it! You’ll like it.
It was always going to be so. When politicians realise that what they are doing is deeply unpopular and out of step with the electorate, then and only then will they take notice. At last, with madman Chris Huhne tucked safely out of the way (and, quite possibly for quite a long time too, inside, for allegedly lying to the police) young George Osborn is finally going to have his way.
He’s going to dump the madcap rush to wind that is costing the voters piles of money on their electricity bills, destabilising the National Grid and lining the pockets of foreign energy businesses and landowners. It’s costing British businesses as well, and the business lobby are at last being listened to by Westminster.
It will be interesting to see what the Scots First Minister will do. After all, Salmond has anchored his government’s energy policy firmly to wind energy’s masts. Now that Westminster will be reducing subsidies, what will he do?
Of course, we must not get too carried away. There are still over a thousand turbines in the planning pipeline. Will the Planning Inspectors still be rubber stamping these proposals, or will they take a fresh look at those that are being appealed?
Either way. It’s a step in the right direction. We need to keep the pressure on to save as much of our beautiful countryside as possible