Andrew Bridgen MP reaffirms opposition to onshore wind farms
Andrew Bridgen, Member of Parliament for North West Leicestershire has reaffirmed his opposition to onshore wind farms following the recent refusal of planning permission for a temporary wind monitoring mast located in Stretton en le Field.
Andrew was one of 105 MPs who wrote to the Prime Minister earlier this year requesting that that the £400 million-a-year subsidies paid to the onshore wind turbine industry are cut.
Andrew said “It is my belief that onshore wind turbines are inefficient, have no sound commercial basis and are heavily reliant on Government subsidies. It is families in North West Leicestershire, who have to fund these subsidies which are forcing many into fuel poverty.
“The intermittent nature of the wind also means it does not help in securing the UK’s energy security.”
Andrew continued “I will continue to oppose any applications for wind farms in North West Leicestershire as I believe they deface the countryside, do not produce nearly enough electricity to justify the cost and at present tariff rates are simply acting as ‘subsidy farms’.”