Skip to main content
Latest 03 March 2024

We’re challenging the Government to put onshore wind back on the map

Credit: Shutterstock / John-Kelly

Wind power is one of the cheapest forms of renewable energy yet England continues to miss out. The Tories must explain why they’re putting up barriers to a sustainable future.

Good Law Project has taken the next step in our legal challenge, by filing a claim in the High Court challenging the Government’s unlawful decision to exclude onshore wind from its policy on energy infrastructure.

Onshore wind is one of the cheapest ways to generate electricity. But since David Cameron changed planning rules in 2015, it has faced higher barriers than any other infrastructure projects – even waste incinerators.

Even though the Government claim they lifted a de facto ban last September, only seven applications were submitted for onshore turbines for the whole of 2023 in England, while 46 applications were made over the same period in Scotland. In January, the boss of Scottish Power called England a “godforsaken” country for onshore wind. And we recently revealed that the Government’s own assessments of its net zero strategy show the rollout of onshore wind faces “critical blockers”. 

Show the Tories you want to unlock onshore windAdd your name

It’s hard to believe Ministers are serious about tackling the climate emergency. 

To deliver net zero by 2050, onshore wind – a proven technology that reduces energy bills and cuts the demand for expensive gas – must be put back at the heart of the Government’s renewable energy policy.

We need an urgent commitment to more renewable energy, not new fossil fuel licences.

There’s no time to lose.

Onshore wind is one of the cheapest forms of renewable energy. But the Tories keep putting it to the back of the queue. Add your name below if you want to unlock onshore wind.

Add your name

 

Part of Campaign

Let’s put onshore wind back on the map

View Campaign
Let’s put onshore wind back on the map