Energy planning restrictions, investment costs leave UK twisting in the wind

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energy The UK government hopes two new sources of power, wind and nuclear, will bolster Britain’s supply and at the same time help to meet ambitious targets to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.

Both are in trouble. The planned expansion of wind power is being held up by a myriad of obstacles from planning objections to electricity grid constraints. The cost of investment is huge and likely to lead to even more rises in household electricity bills. The Times takes a close look at Britain’s energy crisis.

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