The UK is a windy place with little opportunities for sun. Let's be honest. If you want sunshine the UK is the last place you'll go. Still the conservatives have agreed to lower the subsidies for onshore wind farms from 2020 and are going all out for solar panels to be put on schools.
Sure, solar panels are great but why should we have to choose between solar and wind? Why not increase the tax on petrol and make both of them viable. If this is the conservative's way of walking the walk I fear what is coming next.
The Tories will be working out the details of the pledge, which could involve an absolute cap on the output from onshore turbines. Lesser measures, which would all come into force in 2020, would involve lower subsidies or introducing tighter planning restrictions. The senior Conservative said it was important to act because onshore windfarms had become so unpopular.