Wind farms may lead to higher bills

Press Association
Wind farm
Wind farm

Families could face higher electricity bills as a result of "shocking" blunders in awarding new offshore wind farm contracts, an influential group of MPs has warned.

The Public Accounts Committee said deals worth £17 billion agreed with firms for transmitting electricity to the mainland were too generous. The Government had failed to learn lessons from poor PFI contracts and the costs would eventually be passed on to consumers.