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Johnson’s passion for wind energy is far from ludicrous—but proper investment will be key

If the Conservatives are committed to tackling climate change, sustainability needs to be at the heart of all economic policies

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The emergence of green shoots in the government’s agenda has not gone unnoticed. Its new ten-point plan, including the promise of massive investment in offshore wind with the aim of quadrupling capacity by 2030, builds on the once-sceptical Prime Minister’s stated goal of making the UK the “Saudi Arabia of wind power.”

Johnson’s “world beating” promises have been known to fall flat, and his party’s record on energy has often been dire. But his endeavour to power our homes using wind is far from ludicrous. Thanks to Lib Dem polices established by our leader Ed Davey during his…

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