By Colin Fernadez For The Daily Mail
Published: 00:55 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 10:54 GMT, 3 March 2020
Ministers have performed a dramatic U-turn on the future of onshore wind farms and announced that they will free up public cash to help Britain cut greenhouse gases.
Onshore wind turbines were blocked from receiving public funds in 2016 – after then Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to get rid of the 'unsightly structures'.
The measure was criticised as it made it much harder for turbines, the cheapest form of clean energy, to compete with other types of power.
A view of turbines at Whitelee Windfarm in East Renfrewshire, Scotland, the UK's largest onshore wind farm
But now the Government is under pressure to meet a target to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions to 'net zero' by 2050 – so more turbines will be needed. As a result, the Government has said that onshore wind and solar can take part in low-carbon power auctions – where energy contracts are awarded after competitive bids.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) -