ScottishPower avoids onshore wind in “godforsaken” England


January 18, 2024

ScottishPower will not build any onshore wind farms in the “godforsaken” English market, the company’s chief executive Keith Anderson told UK Parliament yesterday.

Anderson told the Energy Security & Net Zero Committee yesterday that the company, which is owned by Iberdrola, is not planning or considering any onshore wind developments in England because “the process is cumbersome, slow, difficult and fraught with uncertainty”. This is despite high-profile commitments by UK Governments last year to improve the planning process.

He said: “If I speak from the part of our company that is a wind farm developer. I am not proposing, or planning or looking at developing any onshore wind farms in England. It’s godforsaken.”

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