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Stop blowing money on onshore wind farms, offshore is more efficient

By Helen Barnett

Hopes to build a wind port in Harwich were given a boost with a new budget proposal.Onshore wind farm budgets should be slashed and put towards offshore alternatives, it has been claimed.

More than 100 MPs have demanded cuts in subsidies for onshore wind turbines, deeming them inefficient.

A collective of Tory MPs and backbenchers from other parties wrote to David Cameron saying that savings from the suggested cuts should spread between other types of reliable renewable energy production.

Bernard Jenkin, MP for Harwich and North Essex, would like to see more money invested in offshore wind measures.

It is hoped Bathside Bay next to Harwich International Port could be used as a wind turbine manufacturing base, creating hundreds of jobs, before it is developed for container use.

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