A Private Members Bill setting out the closure of offshore wind subsidies in England will today be given a second reading in the House of Commons.
Conservative backbencher Christopher Chope’s Off-Shore [sic] Wind Farm Subsidies (Restriction) bill would prevent the Government from making payments in excess of the prevailing wholesale price of electricity to offshore wind farms.
The MP for Christchurch’s Private Members’ Bill would come into effect within two months after it passes.
Also being given a second reading today is Haltemprice and Howden MP David Davis’ Public Nuisance from Wind Farms (Mandatory Liability Cover) Ten Minute Rule bill.
The bill sets out measures to require the Energy Secretary to place financial obligations on wind farm operators for potential liabilities arising from noise pollution, light pollution and decommissioning.
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