UK ‘falling behind’ on onshore wind targets. Planning authorities approving less than half of the capacity needed, new report says. Planning authorities in the UK are approving less than half of the onshore wind capacity that the country will need to install each year to achieve the country’s net zero targets, according to the renewables industry. The UK’s official climate advisers calculated the need to install up to 35 gigawatts of onshore wind capacity by 2035 as part of the drive to hit the UK’s net zero emissions target by 2050. The UK has about 14GW of onshore wind, with most installed in Scotland. But a report by the trade body RenewableUK published on Wednesday is likely to add to concerns among energy and green groups about the UK’s progress towards its net zero goal.
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