Research commissioned by RenewableUK and carried out by Vivid Economics has found that if new onshore wind projects were allowed to go ahead in the UK, consumers would begin to save money on their bills in the years ahead. Published on Thursday 13 June, Quantifying the Economic Benefits of Onshore Wind to the UK, found that increasing the capacity of onshore wind from 13GW to 35GW (as recommended by the Committee on Climate Change) instead of building new gas plants would save an average household £50 a year in 2035, reducing the cost of electricity by 7%. RenewableUK Deputy Chief Executive Emma Pinchbeck said: “Now that the government has announced that it will set a legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050, it needs to make use of the cheapest technology to get there.”

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