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Support for onshore wind must stay - 8th June 2015

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Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has called on the UK Government not to undermine the progress that has been gained on tackling climate change by cutting support for onshore wind.

This statement comes as UN climate negotiations begin this week in Bonn, in advance of the global UN climate talks being held in Paris later in the year.

Mr Ewing is seeking clarity from the UK Government on their plans for support for onshore wind in light of reports they may be about to announce an end to the scheme.

The talks in Bonn are underway to prepare a draft global treaty on greenhouse gas emissions. The deal is aimed at limiting global temperature increase to less than 2 degrees Celsius and the finalised treaty will be agreed in Paris in December.

This week Mr Ewing and the Energy and Climate Change Secretary of State Amber Rudd and will make the case on the importance of continued support for onshore wind in the UK and the contribution it makes as the most cost effective route to reducing carbon emissions, creating jobs and the UK powered for the years to come.

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