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Gloucestershire energy company calls for changes to wind policy

The Government says it does not believe that more large-scale onshore wind power is right for England. Credit: Ecotricity

A Gloucestershire energy company has turned on what it says might be England’s last onshore wind park.

Ecotricity says the three wind turbines at Alveston could power the equivalent of 3000 homes a year.

The Government says it does not believe more large-scale onshore wind power is right for England.

Ecotricity maintains 25 wind parks in the UK. Credit: Ecotricity

Ecotricity founder Dale Vince says the onshore wind industry has been “effectively killed off by government policy” which blocks all new developments.

Current government policy, to prevent new wind parks in England makes no sense and is a political choice – because onshore energy isn’t just good for the environment, it makes good economic sense too.

– Dale Vince, Ecotricity

Watch footage from Ecotricity of the windmills being constructed near the M5.

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