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Property developers should be able to choose which power generation scheme is suitable for their developments, the British Property Federation (BPF) has said.

The announcement follows a report, which questions the government’s approach to renewable energy.

Michael Chambers, director for planning and development, said: "The best way of ensuring developments use renewable energy is to find the most sustainable solution for each site."

The study by environmental consultancy Encraft, has claimed wind turbines are far less efficient than previously thought, leading the BPF to question current eco-plans.

Tory MP Michael Fallon announced the Planning and Energy Bill yesterday, which proposed that local authorities set on-site targets for new developments.

Following the government’s intention to develop more nuclear power plants, debate has increased as to how green energy can be provided.

Simple measures like turning off lights and computers in commercial lettings can cut energy costs.

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