The secretary of state for energy and climate change Chris Huhne has said that wind power will be an integral part of the UK's future for generating clean, cheap electricity.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph, the minister stated ensuring the stability of the country's sources of energy is essential if the nation is not to be left vulnerable to supply disruptions and price rises on wholesale gas markets.
This is why he has asked Ofgem to investigate if the long-term supply of gas to the UK will be able to meet its needs.
Mr Huhne explained: "World gas prices are up 40 per cent in a year and half of the average household bill goes on wholesale gas and electricity costs."
As a result, a mix of fossil fuels, renewables and nuclear power will be essential to helping keep household energy bills at a manageable level, he continued.
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