“While offshore wind is still favoured by ministers, the blow to onshore wind – which is much cheaper, and when carbon emissions are taken into consideration is cheaper than traditional fossil-fuel forms of generation – has been a cause of concern to wind investors.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/feb/03/worlds-largest-offshore-windfarm-to-be-built-off-yorkshire-coast)
UK government may have misunderstood which sort of blow windfarms need.
“Twelve supporters from the Reclaim the Power group bared their bottoms on the steps of the Department of Energy and Climate Change in Whitehall, in protest at new climate secretary Amber Rudd supporting gas power and capping on onshore wind power subsidies. The group’s message read ‘wind not gas’.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/01/seven-activists-arrested-during-protests-against-fossil-fuels-across-the-uk)
You have to admire their cheek.