Many energy suppliers may be reconsidering their investments in renewable energy due to concerns that the government is looking to re-evaluate its level of support for the sector, it has been claimed.
A survey conducted by the Guardian found there is an increasing worry among companies in the wind sector that reforms to the energy market will see subsidies for the technology cut.
Managing director of General Electric Energy Magued Eldaief said recent anti-wind sentiment from politicians is "certainly a concern", adding: "It's something we're watching very closely. We would like clarity and we would like it as quickly as possible."
Turbine maker Vesta added it is waiting to see the level of orders it receives from customers before committing to a new production facility, while SSE Renewables also called for a consistent, clear policy from the government.
Responding to the article, energy and climate change secretary Edward Davey stressed it would be "folly" to rule out low-carbon options such as wind power.
He added onshore wind has a "crucial role to play" when built in the right places and prevents the UK from relying on more expensive offshore solutions.
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