The Guardian view on an energy U-turn: the winds of change | Editorial

The Guardian view on an energy U-turn: the winds of change | Editorial The lifting of a destructive ban on new onshore wind power is a breath of fresh airThe government’s decision to overturn an effective five-year-old ban on new onshore wind power generation is hugely welcome. Wind provides the cheapest energy, with the first subsidy-free contracts for offshore projects awarded last year. Onshore wind is even cheaper. It is also popular, scoring above other infrastructure (including roads and railway stations) in opinion polls despite the efforts of climate denialists to portray it as a public nuisance. Most importantly, it is renewable and very low-carbon. Unlike oil, gas and coal, wind does not… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/02/the-guardian-view-on-an-energy-u-turn-the-winds-of-change