Government cuts solar tariffs
Green Party energy spokesperson Cllr Andrew Cooper has condemned the huge cuts the government has proposed to the feed-in tariff for solar energy.
Under plans put forward by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, the amount paid to homeowners producing electricity from roof-top solar panels will fall dramatically, from the current level of 12.92p to just 1.63p.
“It is ludicrous that the renewables sector does not have at least the same degree of support and certainty that the government is providing for new nuclear power stations and fracking.
“Currently only around 1.5% of UK homes have solar panels on their roofs. If we are serious about addressing climate change, reducing fuel bills and addressing fuel poverty then we need to be investing in renewable technologies, not cutting them.
Source: FPS Ltd.