Is Wind Power Really “The Cheapest Form Of Producing Electricity Today”, Mr Gummer?


By Paul Homewood

As I reported last week, the GWPF partially won its complaint against the BBC, for failing to challenge Lord Deben on the Today programme when he claimed:

“What on earth is the government doing, saying that even where a community wants to have an onshore wind farm, it can’t have it. This is sheer dogma.”

Deben, aka Gummer, also stated that onshore wind power is the “cheapest form of producing electricity today”.

The BBC rejected this part of the complaint, which has now been sent up to OFCOM.

So, what are the facts about the cost of onshore wind?

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