HC Deb 17 February 1986 vol 92 c31W
28. Mr. Hayes

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what support his Department has given to research and development of larger wind turbines; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. David Hunt

My Department has spent over £16 million, since 1979, on research and development into the use of wind energy for electricity generation. Most of this support has been directed to the development of large wind turbines and includes major construction projects on Orkney and at Carmarthen bay.