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Govt proposals to end support for rooftop solar slammed

August 27, 2015 12:28 PM

Reacting to government plans revealed today that will essentially end support for rooftop solar energy, Friends of the Earth energy campaigner Alasdair Cameron said:

"From California to China, the world is reaping the benefits of a solar revolution, yet incredibly in the UK David Cameron is actually trying to shut rooftop solar down.

"These absurd solar cuts will send UK energy policy massively in the wrong direction and prevent almost a million homes, schools and hospitals from plugging in to clean, renewable energy.

"Of course the feed-in tariff should fall as solar becomes cheaper, but the government clearly plans to remove support entirely. This is politically-motivated, and will take away power from people and hand it back to big energy firms.

"Instead of championing fossil fuels, the Government should focus on developing the UK's huge renewable energy potential.

"Policies like this will further undermine David Cameron's credibility on climate change. World leaders meeting in Paris later this year will have every right to call him a hypocrite."

Consultation on a review of the Feed-in Tariff scheme | DECC.

Published by Friends of the Earth Trust