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Cuts to onshore wind subsidies 'raise bills by £500m' - 5th November


Citizens Advice warns the end of new subsidies for onshore wind farms could see residential energy customers pay £500m more for electricity.  The consumer group has stated that the cut in subsidies for one of the cheapest renewable technologies in the UK, will reverse the cuts made to energy bills and limit attempts to reduce harmful carbon emissions.  

There is a warning that removing onshore wind from CfD auctions could lead to more expensive technologies being used instead, adding up to £500m over the 15-year period of subsidy contracts, equivalent to £30m a year.

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