Queen announces energy bill
A new energy bill announced in the Queen's speech will transfer consenting powers for wind farms over 50MW from the secretary of state to local councils.The bill will "change the law in line with the [Conservative's] manifesto commitment to give local communities the final say on wind farm applications", according to Decc. Changes will also be made to
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