CEN teamed up with Vattenfall UK and 10:10 Climate Action group to bring constituents and supply chain businesses to Parliament to talk to MPs about the cheapest source of electricity generation: onshore wind.
Sam Richards, Director of the Conservative Environment Network said, “we know that we need more renewables to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and combat climate change. Onshore wind is the cheapest form of renewable energy, and we should make sure we utilise it where communities want it.”
Ellie Roberts from climate change charity 10:10 Climate Action said, “we had over one hundred constituents in Parliament calling on their MPs to bring back onshore wind - and tens of thousands of people from across the UK have written to the government stating their support. Over three quarters of the British public back onshore - we’re here to make sure MPs realise it.”
Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager at Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company said, “Low-cost, popular, reliable, jobs-boosting onshore wind, free from fossil fuels, deserves the support of the UK Government. It offers a great deal for the British consumer and the economy and investors like us are determined to deliver on the sector’s great potential.”