More than 100 Conservative MPs have written to the prime minister urging him to cut subsidies for wind turbines. They also want planning rules changed to make it easier for local people to object to their construction.
The Tory MPs - joined by some backbenchers from other parties - questioned
the amount of money going to the sector during "straitened times".
But the government said wind farms were a "cost-effective and valuable part
of the UK's diverse energy mix".
The challenge to the coalition's policy presents an immediate problem for the
new Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey. He was promoted to the job
following the resignation of fellow Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne last
Lib Dem president Tim Farron told BBC's Andrew Marr Show that Mr Davey was a
"very, very capable man" and an "outstanding environmentalist" who would take
What is your view, is the goverment loosing the plot or do you agree with their view.