The cost of building and maintaining wind farms throughout the UK could threaten cheap energy rates, reports the Daily Express.
According to the paper, a National Grid report suggests prices for electricity generated by wind turbines could be 3,000 per cent higher than normal, partly through having to manage the supply of electricity from different parts of the country.
If price increases on this scale do occur, fuel poverty figures could spiral, but a spokeswoman for the National Grid said the figure is related to potential future markets and nobody has ever paid a price that high for wind power.
Professor Ian Fells, emeritus professor of energy conversion at Newcastle University, told the paper: "[Energy secretary] Ed Miliband tells people that to oppose wind farms is morally indefensible, but as more people start to realise the reality of what wind power actually offers, that will change."
Offshore wind farms are generally more popular than their onshore counterparts as they have less of an impact on the local landscape.
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