From the Express - PUBLIC spending on onshore windfarms has almost doubled in the past five years, according to newly-published figures.
Last year £803million of taxpayers’ cash was ploughed into the building of wind turbines compared with £483million in 2011, a rise of more than 40 per cent.
It comes as a public inquiry has opened into plans to create England’s largest onshore wind farm. Peel Energy and United Utilities want to add a further 16 wind turbines at Scout Moor in Greater Manchester.
There was strong opposition to the site being built in 2008, led by environmental campaigner David Bellamy, who has claimed it will damage the countryside and create a blot on the landscape.