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Johnson will drop wind farms in favour of more nuclear power stations  

Credit:  Steven Swinford, Political Editor | The Times | Sunday April 03 2022 | www.thetimes.co.uk ~~

Boris Johnson is expected to drop plans to treble the number of onshore wind turbines and will instead “go for nuclear” by committing to up to seven new plants.

Kwasi Kwarteng, the business secretary, proposed more than doubling onshore wind turbines from 14GW to 30GW by 2030, with the bulk of the new turbines in Scotland.

He has also suggested that the government could go even further by trying to hit a bigger target of 45GW of energy from offshore wind by 2035.

However, the prime minister is concerned about growing Tory opposition to the issue. The energy strategy, which is published from Thursday, will drop the targets but commit to reviewing the national planning policy framework so more wind farms can be built where

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Source:  Steven Swinford, Political Editor | The Times | Sunday April 03 2022 | www.thetimes.co.uk

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