Windfarm policy ‘will lead to energy crisis’

By Shona Gossip

Published: 12/12/2011

NEARLY five wind turbines would have to be built every day for the next nine years to meet the government’s targets for renewable energy, a new report claims today.

The UK Government wants to produce 20% of all energy and 30% of electricity from renewables by 2020 – but according to a new study the focus on green energy sources is “misguided”.

Experts from the Adam Smith Institute and Scientific Alliance say windfarms will never replace gas, coal and nuclear generation.

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