November 4, 2011
Did Success Ruin British Solar?
Caroline Lucas, Guardian News
The government landed a body blow to the solar industry this week by announcing that feed-in tariffs to support the installation of solar PV will be more than halved.
Initial reports of an even more drastic cut – from the current rate of 43.3p to 9p, said to be the preferred option of some in government – were leaked out over the past few weeks in what looked very much like pre-emptive spinning to try to take the heat off ministers. But despite the spin, what has become painfully obvious is that the government's solar policy is in chaos.
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