Comment from Octopus Energy CEO Greg Jackson on the mini-budget 'Growth Plan'
In response to the Government’s ‘Growth Plan 2022’ which announced ‘bringing onshore wind planning policy in line with other infrastructure to allow it to be deployed more easily in England’, Greg Jackson, CEO and founder of Octopus Energy, comments:
“This is a huge step which will unleash the power of British onshore wind energy, reducing bills for all. Octopus Energy will act fast to bring wind farms and lower bills to areas where communities want them.
“Onshore wind is cheap and incredibly popular with Brits – more than 13,000 people have asked us for a wind farm in their area. But unnecessary red tape has meant it has taken on average seven years to build and connect a new onshore wind farm. In reality, they can be built in months.
“By putting onshore wind on the same playing field as other technologies, we can turbocharge our transition to net zero, increase the UK’s energy security, and wean ourselves off expensive gas for good.”
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