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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown how risky it is for one country to hand over control of its energy supply to another. Switching to renewables will allow the UK to generate more energy domestically – something which gets strong support from all sectors of the public, even if they live close to an onshore wind farm. So why did Conservative MPs push onshore wind out of the government’s energy strategy? And are planning rules that allow a single local objection to kill windfarm projects a danger to the planet?
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editor and invited experts
Dr John Constable
Director, Renewable Energy Foundation
Dr Rebecca Windemer
Lecturer in Environmental Planning, UWE Bristol
Dr Stephen Jarvis
Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics, London School of Economics