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REF Response to Natural England Wind Energy Guidance Consultation

The Renewable Energy Foundation has today published its response to Natural England's consultation, ‘Assessing the Environmental Capacity for On-Shore Wind Energy Development’ (July 2009), which seeks advice on formulating its policy as a consultation body on development plans in relation to renewable energy, and in particular to on-shore wind farms.

REF suggests that despite the recognition that climate change poses a threat to the natural environment, a balance should be struck between facilitating the generation of renewable energy and protecting the natural and semi-natural environment from negative impacts.

Natural England should recognise the ‘need not to damage or destroy the very environment that action on climate change is designed to protect’.


Last Updated on Saturday, 17 July 2010