Renewables firms plan new onshore windfarms in England

The Guardian July 9, 2024, 07:00 PM UTC

Summary: Renewable energy companies are planning new onshore windfarms in England after Labour lifted restrictions, aiming to double onshore wind capacity to 30GW by 2030. At least six developers are identifying sites for full-scale projects. Industry experts anticipate less opposition due to technological advancements and community benefits. However, meeting the 2030 target may be challenging. Projects can take up to seven years to develop. Excitement surrounds early community engagement and environmental monitoring.

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