Public is 'fed up' with wind farms, says Cameron

Reports that the Prime Minister has said that the country does not need any more subsidised turbines now that the energy source is capable of providing 10 per cent of UK energy feature in today's newspaper round-up.

The Guardian reports that Prime Minister David Cameron has claimed that the public is fed up with onshore wind farms and said the country dies not need any more subsidised turbines on land now that the energy source is capable of providing 10 per cent of UK energy. According to the newspaper, Cameron said: "Let's get rid of the subsidy, put them into the planning system. If they can make their case, they will make their case. I suspect they won't and we'll have a reasonable amount of onshore wind, we'll have safer electricity supplies as a result but enough is enough and I'm very clear about that."

The Telegraph reports that more than £100 million of European Union funding to build airports has been "wasted" and an additional £165 million was "poor value for money", according to Europe's auditors. The newspaper says that the announcement is likely to fuel debate over Britain's contributions to the Brussels budget. "Britain's taxpayers have given almost £250 million towards EU airport funding over the past 14 years," the newspaper reports.

The Guardian also reports that UK house prices rose at their slowest pace for seven months in October in the latest sign of a cooling housing market. The newspaper reports that Office for National Statistics figures show that average house prices increased by just 0.1 per cent from the previous month to £271,000, the slowest growth since March.

The Independent reports that Nasa has mothballed a huge construction project in Mississippi without it ever being used, despite work on the facility only having been completed in June. The newspaper says that the rocket programme the laboratory tower was built for had been cancelled in 2010, but Congress had ordered the agency to finish the project no matter what.


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