BBC climate editor, was decertified for giving viewers an incorrect impression about wind farm subsidies.
After Justin Rowlatt’s June report that the offshore wind industry is ‘now practically subsidy-free,’ a viewer complained.
The BBC executive complaints unit stated that the object was being upheld and it wasn’t clear that he meant projects approved recently.
One viewer complained that Justin Rowlatt, (pictured) had reported in June that offshore wind was now ‘virtually subsidy-free.
The statement was meant to give the perception that it covered all of the industry. The unit stated that existing installations would receive substantial subsidies during their lives. This was inaccurate.
This finding was discussed with 55-year-old Oxford-educated journalist. An online version was also created.
In September, Rowlatt was appointed the BBC’s climate editor. He had previously been chief environment correspondent at the BBC. A BBC spokesperson said last night that they had taken note of the ECU results.