Energy firms have launched a lobbying offensive that could result in a new generation of wind turbines being built in rural Britain. Executives at major power companies are urging the Government to lift the restrictions which currently block the building of onshore windfarms. Their demands could trigger the construction of a swathe of giant turbines as the country battles to meet ambitious targets to slash carbon emissions and to provide the power for electric vehicles. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that bosses at ScottishPower and SSE have lobbied Government at the highest levels in recent days. They say current legislation announced four years ago is preventing hundreds of millions of pounds of investment from being funnelled into the cheapest form of energy after coal and gas.
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