Government refuses planning permission for £3.5bn windfarm due to visual impact, in further blow to UK green energy industry

The government has turned down an application to build a £3.5bn windfarm off the south coast of England in another major blow to the green energy industry under the Conservatives.

The decision on the Navitus Bay project off Dorset was unveiled by Lord Bourne, the energy minister, even as 13 leading financial investors urged the chancellor to adopt a more positive stance on renewables.

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Source: Guardian Environment