Ed Miliband – Question 5
In the South West in particular, many CPRE members are concerned about the impact on the landscape of the number of onshore wind turbines being built. What limits are there to the contribution of onshore wind power to meeting the nation’s renewable energy targets, and what is the likely balance between the contribution of offshore and onshore wind to these targets?
Our consultation on the renewable energy strategy last year estimated that the contribution from onshore wind might be 14 per cent of our total renewable energy, and the contribution from offshore wind might be 19 per cent. Of course, the exact share is hard to predict.
We’ll be publishing our Renewable Energy Strategy this summer, which will set out our latest estimates.