A recent report published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has highlighted that in England, only 17 onshore wind farms have been approved in the last eight years.
The situation north of the border is very different, with wind farm activity being more prevalent in the last year than it has been for some time.
As policymakers continue to take a different approach, the route to net zero continues to be a twisting, turning one. It will be interesting to see whether the recent energy price and supply issues prompt a change in policy going forward.
Only 17 small-scale onshore windfarms have been approved in England since 2015 when the government changed planning laws to create a de facto ban on onshore windfarms,