Stopped all wind energy factory development on land or near shore.
Studied the Danish experience and cancelled all wind energy factory plans
Placed a moratorium on all new wind farm development
SCOTLAND AND WALES
Significant impact on revenue from the tourist industry and is now rejecting 95 per cent of applications for land-based and shore-based wind energy factories. Now 8 to 40 km off shore
Began withdrawing subsidies for wind factories in 2002. In 2006 ended by “emergency decree” all subsidies for wind factories. When subsidies are cancelled most wind factories shut down as production of wind energy is not cost effective
Is also cutting subsidies. Why? Wind energy is too expensive for the benefit.
Decommissioned 90 turbines in 2004. Is now placing turbines 8 to 40 km offshore
Japanese Utilities have severely limited the wind power they will buy—effectively shutting down many wind energy factories
Reduced the level of renewable energy the utilities must buy