Minister attacks wind farms

The Tory energy minister has condemned the "peppering" of wind farms across the countryside, insisting: "Enough is enough." John Hayes said the spread of turbines "seems extraordinary" and they should no longer be "imposed on communities".

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Energy minister on wind farms: 'Enough is enough'

The Conservative energy minister has condemned the "peppering" of wind farms across the countryside, saying: "Enough is enough."

Wind farm at Deeping St Nicholas, near Spalding, Lincolnshire Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

In remarks which will inflame coalition tensions, John Hayes said the spread of turbines "seems extraordinary" and they should no longer be "imposed on communities".

He has ordered a new analysis of the case for onshore wind power.

Mr Hayes, who was appointed to the brief in last month's reshuffle, is believed to support a moratorium on new onshore wind farms.

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