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  • "One wonders just what prompting these MPs got from Energy companies to write this letter, because I seriously doubt that they all simultaneously received bags of mail from their constituents.

    Andrew Turner, in particular, should know better- having opposed an onshore wind farm in the middle of nowhere, the Island's main power generation facility is a large diesel generator. Scarcely efficient, certainly not carbon neutral, and most definitely not environmentally friendly."
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Several Hampshire Tory MPs join revolt against Government wind farms policy

New Forest East MP Julian Lewis.

New Forest East MP Julian Lewis.

First published in Romsey

A NUMBER of Hampshire’s Conservative MPs have joined a major revolt against Government policy on wind farms.

More than 100 Tories wrote to David Cameron calling for a drastic cut in subsidies to onshore turbines.

Signatories including Winchester’s Steve Brine, Romsey and Southampton North MP Caroline Nokes, Julian Lewis, (New Forest East), Caroline Dinenage (Gosport) and Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner joined forces with politicians from other parties to express concerns over the amount of taxpayers’ money going to the sector. The letter will be a headache for new Energy Secretary Ed Davey, who has replaced Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne, who resigned to fight criminal charges relating to a speeding fine.

The letter said: “In these financially straitened times, we think it is unwise to make consumers pay, through taxpayer subsidy, for inefficient and intermittent energy production that typifies onshore wind turbines.”

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