HC Deb 24 November 1986 vol 106 c12W
22. Mr. Greg Knight

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement about his Department's efforts to promote wind energy.

Mr. David Hunt

My Department is supporting a comprehensive research and development programme aimed at exploiting the United Kingdom wind resource for electricity generation. This programme which, since 1979, has cost some £17 million, has largely been directed to the development of large wind turbines for the UK grid operation and includes major projects on Orkney and at Carmarthen bay.