'Britain deserves better': Labour Party calls for onshore wind planning rules to be relaxed

Cecilia Keating
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Ed Miliband, Labour's shadow secretary of state for climate change

Opposition becomes latest group to urge PM to stand up to Conservative backbenchers and reform planning rules that inhibit onshore wind development in the UK

The Labour Party has urged the government to lift the effective moratorium on onshore wind in England and Wales, arguing the move will boost the UK's clean energy supplies and alleviate the ongoing cost-of-living...

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