Last autumn, 18,000 of you put your names to our petition demanding that the government stop handing more public money to fossil fuels than clean, cheap onshore wind.
After carpeting Parliament Square in 1000 pinwheels, we handed the petition into the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) and to the Treasury.
Last week Baroness Neville Rolfe, the minister in charge of energy, got back to us with a reply. This is her letter if you're keen to read the detail.
Suffice to say, it wasn’t quite what we were looking for. After quite a lot of chat about the importance of keeping the lights on and how much the government are already doing on climate change (*raised eyebrows*), Baroness Neville Rolfe did not commit to reinstating support for onshore wind.
But there is hope: she didn’t completely rule out providing some kind of support for onshore wind. The letter says they’ve not quite decided yet.
So that means we’ve got work to do. We have to keep the pressure high.
The government are not ruling support out (cheering), but they’re not ruling it in either. We’ve got lots planned over the next few months to persuade them to support onshore wind, but we need you to add your voice to the movement.
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