MPs are largely unaware of the plummeting cost of onshore wind power and onshore wind farms’ position as the cheapest form of new generating capacity currently available in the UK. That is the conclusion drawn from a new survey of 100 MPs undertaken by YouGov and commissioned by the ECIU think tank, which revealed how misconceptions about the cost effectiveness and popularity of wind farms are widespread across Westminster. It found that only eight per cent of MPs were able to correctly identify onshore wind farms as the cheapest form of new power generation capacity. Similarly only nine per cent of MPs thought strong opposition to onshore wind farms was below five per cent – the most recent government tracker poll put it at just two per cent – while over half of MPs though strong opposition to wind farms enjoyed over 20 per cent support amongst the public.
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