§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what study he is making of the wind energy evaluation for the European Communities by Dr. Peter Musgrove; and if he will make a statement.474W
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
Dr. Musgrove consulted officials in my Department about the United Kingdom wind energy programme when he was preparing this assessment for the Commission. A paper based on the economics section of the document was presented by Dr. Musgrove at the joint conference of the British and European wind energy associations held at Reading university in March 1983. Following that conference, at the request of my Department's Chief Scientist, a detailed study of that paper was undertaken by our energy technology division and we have taken note of Dr. Musgrove's findings where these are relevant to the Department's wind energy programme.