Experts react to Ed Miliband lifting ban on onshore wind farms

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The ban of onshore wind farms has been removed by the new Labour Government (Image credit: Getty Images)

Industry experts have widely welcomed the new Labour Government's decision to remove the ban for onshore wind farms.

The new Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, Ed Miliband, said he hopes will help the UK become “a clean energy superpower”.

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Frank Elsworth previously worked as a Project Manager and Head of Construction Management for Onshore Wind for Vattenfall before becoming, overseeing onshore wind installations before becoming Head of UK Onshore Development at Vattenfall.

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